Saeed Ajmal Retires From All Forms of Cricket

Saeed Ajmal Retires From All Forms of Cricket

The Pakistan off-spinner will bring the curtains down on his career after the National T20 Cup where he is leading Faisalabad.

Ajmal has played 35 Tests, 113 ODIs and 64 T20Is for Pakistan and was a proven match-winner across formats.

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"I am quitting all forms of cricket after the current National Twenty20 Cup", Ajmal said. "It was a highly satisfying career in which I achieved whatever goals I set for myself and helped the team win matches". Ajmal said he would concentrate on coaching in the future.

Ajmal was equally successful in Tests with three Test matches against England in 2012 remain a high point of his career. He played a lead role in a number of Pakistan's early successes under Misbah, not least his 24 wickets in the 3-0 whitewash of England in 2011-12.

Earlier this year, Ajmal had said he was banking on playing in the second season of the PSL for another global comeback, but he played only four matches for Islamabad United and picked only three wickets, with an economy rate of 9.94. Ajmal, who remodelled his action two years ago after being termed illegal, failed to make his place in the team.

At the time he was the No. 1 ranked ODI bowler and was in the top 10 list in both Tests and T20Is.

Ajmal played his final ODI and T20I matches on the 2015 tour of Bangladesh ending with 184 wickets in fifty over internationals and 85 scalps in the shortest global format.

Pakistan off spinner Saeed Ajmal Monday announced to retire from all forms of cricket at the end of the ongoing National Twenty20 Cup. The spin-wizard could never comeback and weave his magic with the new action which left him with no option but to bid adieu to the game. Pakistan have also found an able alternative in leg-spinner Yasir Shah now, but Ajmal will always be remembered as one of the greatest spinners the country has ever produced.