Worcestershire hail Saeed Ajmal's comeback, love for cricket

Worcestershire bowling coach added that the ace off-spinner is not a spent force, still


Sports Desk July 10, 2015
A file photo of Saeed Ajmal celebrating after taking a wicket. PHOTO: AFP

Worcestershire bowling coach Matt Mason has hailed Saeed Ajmal’s performance for his club claiming that the off-spinner is nearly back to his best after he helped to put his side in command of the LV = County Championship clash with Hampshire at New Road.

Mason said: "Credit to Saeed. Not only did he remodel his action, he found out new ways of getting people out.

Mason also talked about Ajmal’s love for the game.

"It must be so mentally tough to go through that but he is such a lovely man, he loves his cricket so much that it never would have stopped him from trying and now he is getting some rewards for all that hard work he has put in.

Worcestershire bowling coach added that the ace off-spinner is not a spent force, still.

"He would like to let the people not only in Worcester, but also back in Pakistan cricket, that he is not a spent force in cricket.

"When he returned to their side, I'm sure it was probably a little bit too soon. He will get great confidence if he keeps bowling like that for us and hopefully the selectors back there are watching for him because I'm sure he still wants to play international cricket."

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Meanwhile, Worcestershire Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes said that Ajmal was desperate to prove his critics wrong.

“Yes. He is desperate to try and prove to people that he can bowl in the manner that took him so many wickets before.

"The way that he bowls at the moment, is tremendous. His arm is very straight and we are very comfortable where he is at regarding his action.

"Now his confidence is growing, hopefully that's really good signs for the remainder of the season."

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