Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has expressed disappointment at Mohammad Amir's decision to retire from Test cricket at a young age.
According to Akram, Amir shouldn't have hung his boots from Test cricket so early as that is when a fast bowlers peaks.
"To me Mohammad Amir retiring from Test cricket is a bit surprising because you peak at 27 - 28 and Test cricket is where you are judged against the best, it's the ultimate format, " Akram tweeted on Friday.
According to the 53 - year - old, Pakistan will need Amir in the upcoming two Tests in Australia (November - December) and then in the Test series in England (slated for next year).
Former skipper Ramiz Raja also echoed Akram's sentiments and tweeted: "Amir white flagging Test Cricket at 27 is disappointing.
Besides being dismissive of the greatest format that makes stars & legends his decision is clearly not in in line with the needs of Pak ckt which is desperately looking to reboot test cricket.
Was time to repay & not eject.
On Friday, Amir bid adieu to Test cricket, saying he wants to focus on white - ball cricket for Pakistan.
The left - arm pacer, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in July 2009, featured in 36 Tests, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30. 47.