Former Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has revealed his secret about his ‘teesra’ style of bowling.

“When England came to play with us in 2012 in Dubai, my manager told to me say something that will confuse them. So I said my ‘teesra’ is coming. Actually my third child was coming in this world,” Ajmal said while laughing and everyone else on the panel could not stop laughing.

The host then asked, “So this confused them?” Ajmal further added: “They were trying to find my teesra and I took 24 wickets in that Test match series. Nasir Hussain came to me asking, where’s teesra? I told him that it’s coming.”


He revealed this in a programme on Express News with former cricketers Yasir Hameed and Imran Nazir. A fan shared his video on Twitter and it went viral after his hilarous revealation.

Ajmal came under fire for his bowling action several times as a player, with it being reported on more than one occasion and even leading to a bowling ban.

In his 20th Test, Ajmal became the quickest Pakistani to take 100 Test wickets. He holds the record of leading wicket taker (85) in Twenty20 International cricket before Shahid Afridi broke this record (98).

On November 13, 2017, Ajmal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Currently, he is an assistant coach of Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Islamabad United.