Former Pakistan cricketer Saeed Ajmal was undoubtedly one of the best bowlers of 'doosra' in his time. The off-spinner used to bamboozle the batsmen with his exceptional talent of spinning the ball both ways at will. He had scintillating numbers in international cricket with 178 wickets in 35 Tests and 184 wickets in 113 ODIs to his name. However, Ajmal's bowling action was always under the radar of ICC as the governing body banned him from bowling in 2015. He eventually announced his retirement two years later from international cricket.
However, Ajmal has now caught everyone's attention once again after he claimed that he can train any youngster to bowl a doosra in one month within 15 degrees of straightening of the elbow joint (as per ICC rules). In a conversation with Aussie batsman Usman Khawaja, Ajmal made some hilarious comments which have now become the talk of the town on social media.
Science is the man: Ajmal
Former Pakistan spinner criticized ICC for banning his bowling action on the '15 degree rule'. Reflecting on ICC's claim that nobody can bowl doosra within 15 degrees as per science, Ajmal said, "What is Science? Science is the man. Man can do everything. Science just recommended but the work and everything is done by man. Man can make plane. Man can do everything."
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Ajmal concluded that one can bowl 'doosra' with the new rules as well as everything is possible if the players work hard. The video has gone viral on social media and the fans are absolutely enjoying it while praising Usman Khawaja for keeping his composure and controlling his laughter.