Hello Cricket lovers! Well, keeping the tap on the performance of cricketers is a crucial task, however, the love for cricket can’t be expressed well until we keep a check on the special days of our special players.
Having said that, this time we would like to share all the best wishes on the special day of Saeed Ajmal, Pakistan cricket coach and former off-spinner who was born on 14 October 1977 in Faisalabad Punjab.
This year, Ajmal turned 43 and we wish a happy and healthy life ahead for him.
Furthermore, what could be so special than remembering the beautiful and rich experience gained in these 43 years. On that note, let us help to remind journey so far of Pakistani Spinner Saeed Ajmal
Ajmal has represented Pakistan in all formats of the game with 195 Test matches, 171 one day internationals, and 31 T20 internationals. Ajmal is regarded as one of the best spinners of his time. Ajmal has also achieved best the ODI and t20 rankings between 2011 and 2014. Saeed Ajmal made his ODI debut at the age of 30 in 2008 against India and Test debut in 2009 against Sri Lanka.
Ajmal has also faced several ups and downs in his international career with having been reported for suspected action in 2009 but he was later cleared and he helped Pakistan in winning their first t20 world cup in 2009. Ajmal has also played for Worcestershire which is an English Domestic team in 2011.
In January 2012 Ajmal became the fastest Pakistani player to complete 100 wickets in just 20 matches Ajmal has taken over 450 wickets for Pakistan in all the formats. In 2012 Ajmal was in his top form with taking 24 wickets in just 3 matches with an average of just 14.70.
Ajmal is one of the four test bowlers who had completed 100 wickets while making a debut after the age of 30. Ajmal is the second most successful spinner with 85 wickets in Twenty20 internationals. Shahid Afridi is at the no1 list with 101 wickets. He has also played for Adelaide strikers in 2012.
In 2014 Saeed Ajmal was banned by ICC for his suspected bowling action. Saqlain Mushtaq also worked with him to correct his actions. He was not able to be a part of the 2015 world cup which was held in Australia due to his suspected bowling action.
He has also received Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2015 which is the third-highest civilian award in Pakistan. In November 2017 Ajmal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He is currently serving as a spin coach of the PSL team Islamabad united.
On that note, we wish him many more years of a happy and healthy life.