'Relieved' Ajmal says no surgery needed ahead of ICC Champions Trophy

Islamabad, Apr 3 (ANI): Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he will not require surgery to treat his abdomen problem, which was related to hernia, as it can be treated by medication, ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.

Ajmal, who has made a late start in international cricket, said that the news came as a relief for him, adding that he had a complete examination with all the necessary tests in Lahore at the weekend, the Daily Times reports.

The cricketer further said that he wanted to be completely fit before the Champions Trophy in England and for other assignments, adding that the news comes as a happy surprise for him.

Meanwhile, the report added, Ajmal, who was spurred on by the good news, made his only appearance for his regional team Faisalabad Wolves in the National Super Eights T20 Cup final against Sialkot Stallions and bowled a decent spell.

The repot further said that Ajmal has remained Pakistan's top bowler in the last few years having taken 133 wickets in 26 Tests, 125 in 79 ODIs and 71 wickets in 51 T20 internationals. (ANI)

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