The Australian batsmen have been bamboozled by Ajmal time and time again throughout the series
Pakistan legendary pace bowler Wasim Akram has announced that he believes the Australian team are clueless when it comes to playing the bowling of spinner Saeed Ajmal.
After Australia won the ODI series 2-1, Pakistan bounced back to win the Twenty20 series, largely due to the outstanding bowling of Ajmal.
“They can’t pick his off-break from his doosra and that shows the quality of the bowler,” Akram said.
Akram stated it was due to the clueless nature of the Australian batsmen that Ajmal was able to rip right through their batting lineup.
From the period of July 2011 to August 2012, Ajmal has picked up more wickets in Test cricket than any other bowler, and as a result, he was included in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test Team of the Year.
However, what many Pakistan fans and cricket pundits are critical of is the fact that the spin bowler was not nominated for any of the awards, despite having one of the best seasons of his international career.
Ajmal noted he was extremely disappointed not to be shortlisted for any of the other awards, but stated that he was still satisfied with being the only Pakistan player to make the ICC’s Test Team of the Year.
“I was happy when they selected me for the awards. But if I got removed it’s no issue. I will improve my performance with hard work to win the award next year,” Ajmal said.