Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on Monday said he will be retiring from cricket soon and the ongoing domestic T20 tournament might be his last cricket tournament.
While speaking on the side-lines of a T20 contest between Lahore Blues and Faisalabad, which he is leading, the 40-year-old said: “I will be leaving cricket soon and this [National T20 Cup] tournament might be my last tournament as a player. I don’t want to be portrayed as a product of favouritism. I want to leave the game on good terms.”
Once a match-winner for Pakistan, Ajmal has been out of contention for the national side since he remodelled his action in 2015. He was reported for having an extension of more than 15 degrees in his bowling arm – which is deemed illegal by the ICC.
He was recently appointed as a bowling consultant by Islamabad United, the inaugural champions of the PSL.
Ajmal has 447 wickets to his name in 212 matches across all international matches.
As he bids farewell to cricket, here are 5?? Saeed Ajmal moments that won our hearts. pic.twitter.com/5g7iHD6HSt— Cricingif (@_cricingif) November 21, 2017