Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket and said that the ongoing domestic National T20 Cup will be his last tournament. Ajmal said he made up his mind on retirement after getting an offer to become the spin bowling coach for Islamabad United in the third edition of the Pakistan Super League.
"I had decided this beforehand because I will be serving as a spin coaching with Islamabad in the PSL," Ajmal was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.
"I will do a press conference at the end of this tournament and will announce my retirement officially. Only four to five matches of this tournament are left."
Ajmal has played 35 Tests and 113 ODIs, claiming 178 and 184 wickets, respectively.
Ajmal maintained that he was not pressurized before he took the decision.
"I am not doing this under any pressure from anyone. This is my own decision. I have turned 40 now, I had to leave cricket one day, so I thought I should announce my retirement since the matches are being broadcasted live," he said.