Head Coach Mickey Arthur strongly responds over Mohammad Amir decision to retire from Test Cricket

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Head Coach Mickey Arthur strongly responds over Mohammad Amir decision to retire from Test Cricket

ISLAMABAD - Head Coach Mickey Arthur strongly responds over Mohammad Amir decision to retire from Test Cricket.

Pakistan Head Coach Mickey Arthur has expressed his disappointment over pacer Mohammad Amir’s decision to retire from Test cricket.

Amir, who played 36 Tests for Pakistan after making his debut in 2009, brought the curtain down on his Test career in a bid to concentrate on limited-overs cricket.

“I've got a very soft spot for Mohammad Amir. As a person and as a cricketer, I admire him greatly,” Arthur told ESPNcricinfo. “Yes, I am disappointed he won't be playing Test cricket for us. But it was made in the best interests of his white-ball cricket in mind."

Arthur also admitted that Amir had discussed the possibility of stepping away from Test cricket because of the impact it had on the latter’s body.