Stuart Broad fights with Saeed Ajmal on Twitter over bowling action

Pakistan off spinner Saeed Ajmal will be asking the ECB to action against Stuart Broad after the later had hinted at the illegality of his bowling action on Twitter. Broad had reacted to a tweet posted by former England skipper Michael Vaughan after Saeed Ajmal, while playing for Worcestershire, scalped 13 Essex wickets.

Saeed Ajmal

Spurred by the performance, ex- English skipper Michael Vaughan posted a picture of an Ajmal delivery during the match on his profile on Twitter with the Tweet “You are allowed 15 degrees of flex in your delivery swing…. #justsaying”. Broad tweeted a respond “”This has to be a fake photo?!” before adding another: “Bowlers can bowl very differently in a lab while being tested compared to needing wickets in the middle.”

The series of tweets led Saeed Ajmal, who has been cleared of a wrongful action before, to feel that his action while testing and in a match scenario are different and further recommend his action may not completely adapt to the rules. Stuart Broad, as a player under the central contract of the english board, has a restricted mandate on the issues he can broach about fellow cricketers and Saeed Ajmal has asked his agent to follow up with the ECB and PCB to ask what exactly is going on. England’s T-20 skipper can be punished if his remarks impinge upon a fellow cricketer.

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