Ajmal wants explanation from Broad

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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has allegedly sought explanation from England seamer Stuart Broad, who this week questioned the legitimacy of the so-called doosra delivery.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has allegedly sought explanation from England seamer Stuart Broad, who this week questioned the legitimacy of the so-called doosra.

Ajmal is playing for Worcestershire in the County Championship – and recently completed career-best innings figures of seven for 19 in a big victory over Essex, who largely fell prey to the renowned delivery.

Former English captain Michael Vaughan, meanwhile, posted a photograph of Ajmal bowling during that fixture at New Road on Twitter. The image was accompanied by the caption: "You are allowed 15 degrees of flex in your delivery swing."

Broad, who is currently sidelined by a knee injury, promptly replied: "This has to be a fake photo. Bowlers can bowl very differently in a laboratory while being tested compared to needing wickets in the middle."

The 36-year-old Ajmal was, reportedly, offended by the insinuation – and has instructed a player agent to address the subject with the Pakistan Cricket Board and England and Wales Cricket Board.

The 27-year-old Broad is a centrally contracted cricketer, whose comments about fellow players on a public forum are restricted. He might be heavily fined if the remarks are deemed disparaging.

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