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Ajmal suspects Watson role in fixing him

cricket Updated: Apr 27, 2009 13:42 IST

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Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who has been reported for a suspect bowling action by ICC match officials, feels Australian all-rounder Shane Watson might have complained to the umpires about his 'doosra' delivery.

Ajmal disclosed that in the first match itself in Dubai the umpires had indicated to him that when he bowled the 'Doosra' his elbow had a little bend.

"After hearing them I was a bit surprised because I have been playing for years now and in international cricket since last year but no one has raised any doubts over my action. I debuted in 1996 in first class cricket," he added.

"I saw Watson speaking to the umpires who later spoke to me and said there was a problem," he said.

The Pakistani is the second off-spinner after South African Johan Botha to be reported by the ICC this month.

Ajmal said from Abu Dhabi that he was not disheartened as he knew there was nothing wrong with his bowling action even when he bowled the 'Doosra' that has got the Australians bamboozled in the ongoing one-day series in the Emirates.

Pakistan's coach Intikhab Alam also came down hard on the process adopted by the International cricket council on suspect bowling actions.