ISLAMABAD – Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has held Pakistan Cricket Board accountable for Mohammad Aamir’s abrupt resolution to retire from Check cricket.
Speaking solely to The Nation on Saturday, the wicketkeeper batsman mentioned: “PCB took resolution in haste to permit Aamir’s return to nationwide group in 2016 and similar has occurred once more. Aamir in 2017 tried to retire from longer model of the sport however coach Mickey Arthur and the then PCB’s chairman managed to persuade him to proceed taking part in longer format of the sport. Aamir once more in 2018 confirmed his need to cease taking part in Exams to deal with ODIs and T20 Internationals. However by some means, Aamir was taking part in take a look at cricket. He’s solely 27 and has taken solely 119 wickets. He ought to have performed Check matches until getting 200 or could also be 300 plus wickets to be amongst the bowling greats like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Imran Khan and Shoaib Akhtar. He’s taking part in for the nationwide group that’s why folks would possibly bear in mind him until he finishes his taking part in profession. However take my phrases, as he stops taking part in for nationwide group, no person will bear in mind Aamir.”
“I believe it’s the PCB, who’s at fault. They by no means deal with guaranteeing nationwide property ought to be saved beneath management. Already Pakistan is struggling to search out quick bowlers. Pakistan play only a few Exams yearly as Pakistan is the one Check taking part in nation, which will get step-motherly remedy from ICC so far as allocation of Check matches every year is worried. I believe, the PCB may have simply managed the workload on Amair and others. Malinga had additionally retired at 27 for Sri Lanka type Check matches and Sri Lankan group badly suffered whereas cricket additionally misplaced its appeal as an incredible bowler, who was adopted by thousands and thousands give up the unique format of cricket. For cricketing greats, solely Check cricket is actual cricket and Check cricket data issues most. The PCB ought to have satisfied Aamir to decide on between ODIs, T20s and play chosen Check matches.”
Rashid mentioned the industrial facet of the sport has compelled cricketers to point out disrespect in direction of nation and switch their backs.
He mentioned it is extremely straightforward to persuade and guarantee gamers like to play Check matches by bringing incentives within the longer model of the sport.
The previous captain mentioned the Check cricket had misplaced the appeal and if high gamers give up taking part in Exams then the way forward for take a look at cricket can be in darkish.
“Australia has raised the bar for gamers and offers most quantity to gamers, who play Check matches, then ODIs after which T20s. The PCB has to use the identical incentives and formulation to guard gamers.”
“Nation issues most. Had the PCB was not in a rush to convey Aamir again quickly after the ban ended, issues may have been completely different. Amair is free to play leagues and he has each proper to safeguard his household however nation and cricket also needs to be his precedence. If the PCB permits gamers to give up Check cricket and deal with profitable leagues then Pakistan cricket will endure badly and each different participant would like to deal with incomes cash somewhat than feeling proud to serve nation. Now could be the time, PCB ought to discuss to not solely Aamir however different gamers as effectively, who’re on the brink of quitting longer model of the sport. Well timed motion is the one resolution of issues, or else issues will slip out of PCB arms.”
He mentioned Aamir had performed solely 36 Check matches whereas it’s true he had health points however he can handle these points by taking part in selective matches.
“If we have a look at world’s nice cricketers, their careers begin after they attain 30. The PCB should give you clear coverage and shield the way forward for Pakistan cricket somewhat than bowing all the way down to strain from sure quarters. Liking and disliking has already price dearly Pakistan cricket and nation’s cricket can’t afford additional letups. I counsel the PCB ought to invite Aamir and urge him to rethink his resolution and provides him clear plan so he may revise his future plans concerning taking part in for Pakistan,” Rashid concluded.”