Along with the different records he has received over the last season Saeed Ajmal has also had to endure strong criticism over his bowling action. On the other hand Saeed Ajmal has found support from Sri lankan Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.
“I don’t see anything bad with his bowling action. There should be no issue as long as the umpires don’t call him on the field or the batsmen object. If there’s any correction to be done I am certain Saeed Ajmal will do it,” mentioned Murali who had to go through huge levels of stress before indicating his own action as legal.“When I went through the bio-mechanics analyze in Australia the laws were totally different. My arm bend was under 10 degrees and the guys who mattered then didn’t believe.Relaxation in the rules came into effect after that and it was agreed that a flex of up to 15 degrees was common,” revealed Murali.
Saeed Ajmal didn’t help his cause presently in saying that he was given additional allowance by the ICC.“What has to be seen and checked is the elbow at stage of release. It’s the arm motion that counts. If one has to be too tight then most bowlers chuck,” mentioned the off spinner bowler.
Controversies aside, Murali is pleased not only for Ajmal but for the skill of off-spin getting revived in a big way.