Saeed Ajmal Says It Was “Torture” to Be Away From Cricket

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 | 0
Saeed Ajmal; Back to Cricket

Saeed Ajmal; Back to Cricket


Former World No. 1 Pakistani bowler Saeed Ajmal will be seen in action at the upcoming Bangladesh tour. He will be featuring in the entire series that comprises of two Tests, three ODIs and one T20I.

Ajmal was serving a ban from all the forms of cricket since September last year due to illegal bowling action. His action was subsequently cleared by the International Cricket Council recently, but failed to make it into the World Cup squad.

Since the ban, Ajmal has slipped from his top spot in the rankings to take the second position. However, the 37-year-old is all excited to come back and narrates his ‘torturous’ experience while being away from cricket for 8 months.

Speaking to AFP from his hometown Faisalabad via telephone, Ajmal said: “It was torture living without cricket. I have endured eight months of pain and it was the most difficult time of my life.

“I did my rehab and remedial work with the support of my family, friends and the Pakistan Cricket Board and now I am quite hopeful that I will be able to bowl as effectively as I used to before the suspension. I see no problems with my remodeled action as I have done enough work on it.”

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