I want to bowl at the Indians again: Ajmal

I want to bowl at the Indians again: Ajmal

Pakistan off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal wants another shot at the Indian batsmen in the ongoing World T20 in Bangladesh.

“We have two more group matches to play in this tournament and they are must win matches for us if we want to qualify for the semifinals,” Ajmal said from Dhaka.

“Right now my focus is just to win these two important games. But yes I would love to have another duel with the Indian batsmen in this event,” he added.

The off-spinner, who is a leading bowler in the ICC rankings in different formats, said if Pakistan were able to qualify for the semifinals he would not rule out another match with India in the tournament.

Pakistan lost to India in the group match in an one-sided encounter with Ajmal also not firing on all cylinders. But the off-spinner made it clear he always enjoyed his duels with the Indian batsmen.

“Bowling in T20 format is a big challenge for a bowler anyway and against India it gets more challenging because pressure and expectations of a Indo-Pak match are so high.”
Ajmal said that he felt no pressure being the main bowler for Pakistan or being given the crucial overs by his captain.

“Now I have become used to my role in the team. And I love to perform under pressure because my team-mates also have a lot of confidence in me,” he said.

Ajmal made it clear that like any bowler he wanted to be recognized as the best in the world but said helping his team win matches was far more important for him.

“That is why my focus is on the remaining two games. In T20 cricket anything can happen so we are focusing on being at our best when we play Bangladesh and West Indies because both teams are dangerous opponents,” he said.