PCB congratulates Saeed Ajmal on a wonderful career

Saeed Ajmal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday.

Saeed Ajmal

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has congratulated the off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on a wonderful career on social media. The veteran decided to hang his boots from all forms of the game on Monday after the conclusion of the ongoing National T20 Cup, the domestic tournament in the country. The bowler was one of the best while he was playing before his action was deemed illegal few years ago. Though he came back with the remodelled action, he was not as effective as he was before and eventually went out of contention for the national team.

Ajmal last donned Pakistan jersey way back in April 2015 a T20 International against Bangladesh. Since then he wasn’t considered for the national side due to the lack of performances. He won many matches single-handedly for his country while he was in his prime and 447 wickets across all formats is a testimony to it. But the ban on his action led to the decline of his career which never came back to normalcy.

Thank you for the memories

The official Twitter handle of PCB posted a message on social media and thanked him for his contribution to Pakistan cricket. The message for the 40-year-old read, “Thank you for the memories @REALsaeedajmal, the Doosra, the Teesra, the Off-spinner, the never-say-die attitude with an ever present smile. We will always remember you! Stay strong and all the very best in your coaching career.”

Ajmal has been appointed as the spin bowling coach of Islamabad United for the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). He would now look to guide the youngsters and prepare them for the cricket at the highest level. If he manages to do well in the second innings of his life, he might well earn a call-up from the national side to coach the spin bowling resources of Pakistan team.

Here’s the tweet of PCB for the off-spinner: