January 22, 2012

Dubai: Jan 20, 2012

Wasim Akram stated that Saeed Ajmal, who registered his career-best figures of seven for 55 against World No.1 England in first innings of the Dubai Test, is an exceptional talent and the Pakistan selectors should give the off-spinner a longer run in the team.

“One thing I have been saying over the last two years is that the Pakistan selectors are hesitant to give Ajmal a longer run in the team,” Akram was quoted saying by ESPN STAR Sports.

“Here is a bowler who the international sides have no idea how to play. I do not know what the team management’s psyche is when they rest him after just a few games. It was bewildering to see him being rested for the group games in the 2011 World Cup and then being unleashed in the quarters against the West Indies, when he was unplayable.”

The Sultan of swing feels Ajmal is a class act.

“He is something unique in world cricket and very special for Pakistan. I have heard stories about his teesra. I think in the next series they’ll talk about his chautha and then paanchva. I hope he does not forget his staple off-break as he introduces his newer variations,” Akram concluded.

Source: Cricket Country Staff

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