Former Pakistan ace spinner Saeed Ajmal could bag only two wickets in four matches in the recently concluded T20 national tournament, and his remodelled action cost him 124 runs.
The 37-year-old also opted out of the last match for his Faisalabad team due to his bad patch. The bowler is thinking of retiring from cricket. Moreover, his name has been dropped from the teams due to tour Zimbabwe and England.
“Saeed is disappointed with his form and failure to accept his modified bowling action. That is why he also skipped Faisalabad’s last match in the tournament in Rawalpindi,” one source told the Press Trust of India, adding that the off-break bowler is thinking big time about retirement.
Earlier, chief selector Haroon Rasheed said that Ajmal has many opportunities to regain his confidence in this year’s domestic circuit.
“It is never easy to change your bowling action after you have bowled with it and enjoyed success for many years. We feel for Ajmal and the problems he must be going through. But at least he is trying, and like I have said, the doors are still open for him if he can show us that his new action has also become effective,” Rasheed said.
Historically, few bowlers can make a comeback once their actions are forcibly altered.
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