Saeed Ajmal does a U-turn on Tendulkar

Saeed Ajmal does a U-turn on Tendulkar

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM


Dhaka:
A day after being sarcastic towards Sachin Tendulkar, Saeed Ajmal insisted
that he had nothing but the highest regard for The Master.




"I meant it when I said 'Sir Sachin' yesterday (Tuesday)... I brought up
his name because some TV channels in India, I'm told, had done the same,"
Ajmal maintained during a chat with The Telegraph.




He was referring to the reports which spoke of the Indian cricketers'
misgivings over his action.




"I've worked hard for years to bowl the way I do... Meri bahut mehnat rahi
hai... I haven't worked hard to do something illegal... Please appreciate
that," Ajmal added.




Why did he not have a word with Sachin?




Ajmal replied: "I felt it could be awkward... I know he was in the hotel
till this morning, but maine unko koi call nahin kiya."




Looking ahead, to Thursday's Asia Cup final against Bangladesh, Ajmal
said: "They've been playing very well... The toss may become crucial...
Dekhiye kya hota hai, but we're confident."




- The Telegraph, Calcutta



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