Saeed Ajmal was banned from bowling in International Cricket after he was found to bend his elbow beyond the limit of 150. However, Ajmal has worked on his bowling and he is making a mark to return into the Pakistan bowling line up for the World Cup.
Ajmal recently got his new action tested, which was slightly above 15 degrees but is has developed substancially said the biomechanist Dr. Mark King. Ajmal said that only his doosra doesn’t fall under the limit and he is going to work on it too. He has taken it postively and has done a lot to his action. Pakistan will be delighted to have Saeed Ajmal back.
“I’m very pleased with the assessment of Dr. King,” Ajmal said, in an interview with Pakpassion.net. “It was very heartening to hear what he had to say. I was expecting a reduction to about 30 degrees but to see that some deliveries are down to 20 degrees is fantastic and positive news for me.
Ajmal was also all praised and thankful for his country man, Saqlain Mushtaq who guided him to get balls under the limit.
“Also, what is really encouraging is that most of my deliveries are now within the 15 degree limit. The ICC’s rules of course stipulate that all deliveries have to be under 15 degrees and I’m very confident that I will achieve that target with the help of [former Pakistan offspinner] Saqlain Mushtaq and all the other individuals who are helping me and guiding me.”
Ajmal said his elbow extension exceeded 15 degrees only for the doosra, and that all his other deliveries were now falling within the permitted limit. “I’m working hard on adjusting the doosra to ensure that it is also under 15 degrees and I’m confident that I will manage to do that.”