[caption id="attachment_659625" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-659625" alt="Saeed Ajmal AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Pakistani-bowler-Saeed-Ajmal-celebrates-after-taking-the-wicket-of-Sri-Lankan-batsman-Kumar-Sangakkara.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Saeed Ajmal AFP[/caption] <p></p><p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Legendary off-spinner <a href="http://cricketcountry.com/players/saeed-ajmal" target="_blank">Saeed Ajmal</a> is set to retire from all forms of cricket after the conclusion of the ongoing National T20 Cup Pakistan's domestic T20 event. Playing for Faisalabad, the 40-year-old is likely to officially make a statement after November 26, the day the tournament ends.</p> <p></p>Ajmal's Test career stretched from July 2009 to April 2015. In 35 matches he scalped 178 wickets at 28.10, including 10 five-wicket hauls. These numbers are more incredible if one remembers that he never played a Test on home soil. He was more effective in the limited-overs formats, taking 184 wickets at 22.7 in ODIs and 85 wickets at 17.8 in T20Is. <p></p> <p></p>Ajmal often beat the batsmen in the air, making subtle variations in pace. He in fact was not a huge turner of the ball. He either got wickets with the deliveries that hold their line or the one that spins the other way famously called the <em>doosra</em>. <p></p> <p></p>Ajmal's career went on a downward spiral when he was reported for suspect action in 2014. He remodelled it and made a comeback in ODIs in 2015, but he was nowhere close to his best. <p></p> <p></p>Ajmal, however, is likely to remain bowling coach of Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League.