Pakistan’s leading off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal has officially bid farewell to cricket after his team Faisalabad lost the semi-final in the ongoing National T20 Cup to Lahore Whites. He had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket earlier this month and had cleared that he would stop playing cricket after the conclusion of the T20 tournament.
Ajmal was one of the best bowlers Pakistan had ever produced and one of the best offie world ever seen. However, his career practically finished when he was banned twice by International Cricket Council for illegal bowling action. Though he fought back and returned to the International fold with a remodelled action, he was never effective as before.
Ajmal gets gaurd of honor
Saeed Ajmal, in his last match vs. Lahore was extremely economical and returned with the figures of 1/13 from his four overs. His off-spin bowling helped his team restrict the opposition to 142, but his team couldn’t chase the total and his batsmen blew away the chances as they failed to put up any resistance.
Soon after the match finished, all the players from both sides formed a guard of honour as the legendary bowler walked off from the field for one final time. He scalped eight wickets in the tournament across 8 matches and was economical throughout the competition.