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Mohammad Amir could have managed ban period better believes Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur

Pakistan's current head coach Mickey Arthur said that Mohammad Amir could have managed his ban period better. Read what he said
Mohammad Amir could have managed ban period better believes Pakistan coach Mickey ArthurMohammad Amir could have managed ban period better believes Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur
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Pakistan’s current head coach Mickey Arthur on Tuesday said that Mohammad Amir could have executed his five years ban period in a better way as the pacer recently announced his retirement from the Test cricket. 

"He had five years out of the game, we mustn't forget that. In those five years, he didn't do anything. His body was not up to the rigours of day in, day out Test cricket. We pushed him as much as we could during the England and South Africa series, because he is such a good bowler whom we wanted during those tours. We've tried everything we possibly could with Amir.” Arthur told ESPNcricinfo. 

"He could have managed those five years better. He'd be the first one to acknowledge that. But I understand where he was in his whole life, so it was a tough period for him. I understand all that. I've got a very soft spot for Mohammad Amir. As a person and as a cricketer, I admire him greatly. 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 said that he wasn’t much surprised with Amir’s call on hanging his boots from longer-version of the game owing to the fitness issues,

"It was on the cards for a long while. Amir had been speaking to me about it with me for some time now. His Test career was taking a strain on his body. It's not about management here. It's about his desire to play Test cricket and the effects it has on his body," Arthur told ESPNcricinfo.

"I think Amir's an unbelievable bowler and reluctantly I accepted his decision because that's what he wanted to do and that's what he thought was best for himself. What it does do is give us a white-ball bowler that I think we can get a longer period from."

 

 

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