Pakistan’s leading off-spinner and known as magician, Saeed Ajmal announced on Monday that he was retiring from all forms of cricket. He said this after the win during the National T20 Cup.
In an interview with Wisden India, Ajmal said that it was finally the time to pull up his socks since he ‘did not want to be a burden on any team, or to be called a ‘parchi.’
“This national event is my last tournament and I don’t want to be a burden on any team,” he stated.
“I am highly satisfied with my career although the last two years were frustrating. The process of dealing with bowlers of illegal action seemed to be only for me and (Mohammad) Hafeez because there are a number of bowlers who are still playing with faulty actions,” he further added.
Saeed said he would retire after the on-going T20 Cup, which is underway in Rawalpindi. “Before anyone can raise a finger against my selection, I want to leave and that’s my final decision,” he said.
Saeed Ajmal represented Pakistan in 35 test matches and took 178 wickets, while he played 113 ODIs and took 184 wickets.