Ineffective Saeed Ajmal Should Consider Retirement: PCB Official

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 | 0


An unnamed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official recommended veteran off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to consider hanging up his boots as he continues to struggle in his quest to regain the glorious touch after a remodeled bowling action.

Ever since his return to cricket, the 37-year-old maverick has not even been a shadow of his older version. Not only did he subsist to his disappointing form at the recently-concluded National T20 tournament (managing 2 scalps in 4 matches), but has also failed to find a place in the main side.

Consequently, the selectors made a decision to snub Ajmal from Pakistan’s forthcoming limited-overs series against lower-ranked Zimbabwe team, which further seemed to have bolstered the official’s outlook towards him.

“His deliveries are now mostly lacking good line and length and he went wicket-less on more than one occasion,” the PCB official was quoted as per saying by The Express Tribune.

“Ajmal has not been selected in the squad for upcoming series against Zimbabwe and England (due to his ineffectiveness).”

Ajmal, however, took it to Twitter to divulge that retirement is not around the corner, and that he is confident to get back on track soon.

“All news (stories) speculating about my retirement are wrong. I’m very positive, confident of gradually improving (my) performance. I don’t give up,” the holder of 447 international wickets wrote last week.


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