Saeed Ajmal ends career with a magical spell, defeat and emotional speech | Pakistan Today

Saeed Ajmal ends career with a magical spell, defeat and emotional speech

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal hung his boots after an illustrious career that spanned 22 years came to an end following his side’s defeat against Lahore Blues in the semi finals of National T20 Cup.

Ajmal, who was captaining Faisalabad region in this year’s National T20 Cup, announced his retirement a day after the Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft ceremony. “I will respect the commitments I have made with teams this season,” he had said. Ajmal reiterated that he wants to be known as someone who played on merit and not due to nepotism.

Ajmal was given a guard of honor by both teams after Faisalabad’s 10 run loss to Lahore Whites. In an emotional speech after the game, Ajmal thanked his family for supporting in tough times. While talking about the ban on his bowling action and the way he remodeled it, he criticized International Cricket Council (ICC) for setting standards that could only be followed by 10 % of bowlers around the world.

In his final game, the wily off-spinner fittingly finished with match figures of 1-13 in his quota of four overs against a batting heavy Lahore Whites. Faisalbad crumbled in pursuit of the



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