Happy to have proved critics wrong: Saeed Ajmal

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal achieved his career-best figures of seven for 55 in Test cricket on day one of the first Test against England AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Dubai: Jan 18, 2012

Saeed Ajmal on Wednesday stated that he was pleased to have proved his critics wrong by claiming the wickets of four left-handed batsmen during the in the first Test against England in Dubai.

The Pakistan spinner achieved his career-best figures of seven for 55 which included the wickets of captain Andrew Strauss, Eoin Morgan, Stuart Broad and James Anderson, all left-handed batsmen.

“Everyone blames that I can’t get left-handers out, so I proved that wrong,” Ajmal was quoted saying by the Daily Times.

England batsmen struggled to adjust to the Ajmal’s doosras, the delivery that spins away from right-handed batsman.

“They should have played on the front foot (but) they played bad shots to my advantage,” Ajmal added.

“I did try to bowl that delivery but I have not perfected it. I don’t have full confidence in that delivery so maybe I bowl it in the next 2-3 innings,” Ajmal concluded.