<div class="img-caption-wrap img-caption-wrap-left"> <img alt="India will find it challenging to beat us in Pakistan, says Saeed Ajmal" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121120104932.jpg" title="India will find it challenging to beat us in Pakistan, says Saeed Ajmal" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Saeed Ajmal said Pakistan won the ODI series in India because of team unity and hardwork © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Karachi: Jan 9, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Buoyed by their recent success in <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India</a>, off-spinner <a href="/tags/Saeed-Ajmal/post" target="_blank">Saeed Ajmal</a> has challenged the arch-rivals to beat <a href="/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank">Pakistan </a>in their own backyard.<br /> <br /> Ajmal said the Indian team would find it difficult to beat Pakistan on their home turf.<br /> <br /> "We looked at it (the series in India) as a challenge. We felt if we beat them in their own backyard then it will pose a challenge before them to come and try to win in Pakistan. I hope this happens soon," Ajmal said.<br /> <br /> The 35-year old spinner took 5-24 in the final ODI in New Delhi on Sunday but still failed to get the man-of-the-match award which went to India skipper <a href="/tags/MS-Dhoni/post" target="_blank">MS Dhoni </a>for his fighting 36-run knock and leadership qualities.<br /> <br /> Even though the incident raised quite a few eyebrows in Pakistan, Ajmal said he was not disappointed at not getting the man-of-the-match award.<br /> <br /> "I am used to these things. Remember I even didn't get the <a href="/tags/ICC/post" target="_blank">ICC </a>award. For me the biggest reward was to see our team do well in India," he said.<br /> <br /> Ajmal, who played a full series in India for the first time in his career, said that Pakistan won the series because of team unity and hardwork.<br /> <br /> "That was our simple formula for success," he insisted.<br /> <br /> Ajmal said the impressive performance in India had boosted his confidence a lot.<br /> <br /> "I am happy that we played good cricket in every match of the tour. We were positive all the time. We desperately wanted to complete a clean sweep in the ODI series unfortunately this didn't happen," he told 'Jang' newspaper.