Ajmal apologises for comments, coach accepts

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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has apologised to coach Dav Whatmore for comments he made during a TV interview, which appeared to imply that Ajmal thought little of the Australian's coaching methods.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has apologised to coach Dav Whatmore for comments he made during a TV interview, which appeared to imply that Ajmal thought little of the Australian's coaching methods.

Ajmal had told Geo TV that Whatmore, who took over as coach in 2012, made 'no difference' to the side, and that local coaches were better at dealing with the players. But Ajmal later said he was misinterpreted.

The spinner said in a PCB statement: I immediately went up to Dav and apologised and explained the context and circumstances in which I made certain remarks.

"Dav has worked tirelessly with the Pakistan team and it would be extremely unfair not to recognise his services. I enjoy very good relations with Dav and am hopeful of continuing this in the coming series."

After the comments had been published, Whatmore responded on Twitter with: "Just read Ajmal's quotes. Deeply upset and hurt by his remarks. Just when you think you know someone!!"

But after the apology, which came soon after that Tweet, he added: "Ajmal has personally come to apologise to me and explained the context of what he meant and I have accepted.

"I just want to add that Ajmal is a very nice person but has fallen prey to a few tricky questions."

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