View Poll Results: The better spinner of the two

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  • Ajmal

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Thread: Ajmal vs Saqlain

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    Ajmal vs Saqlain

    Both performed admirably in the initial years of their careers (Ajmal is still quite new and might have a few years left in him).

    Who would you rate the better spinner of the two?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Both performed admirably in the initial years of their careers
    Ajmal's Test debut was at age 31?
    "If that Swann lad is the future of spin bowling in this country, then we're ****ed." - Nasser Hussain, 1997.

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    He is 34 now so I guess yeah he would have debuted at 31

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    He obviously didn't "perform admirably during the initial years of his career" if it took until the age of 31 to be selected.


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    It might just be a rose tint to my rear view mirror, but I can never recall being particularly concerned about the legality of Saqlain's Doosra. He might be the only bowler who actually didn't throw the delivery.

    I daren't go to YouTube to check now in case my childhood illusion is shattered.

    Anyway, Saqlain by a bit, for me.
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    Interesting to note that Saqlain's only ~200 days older than Ajmal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Interesting to note that Saqlain's only ~200 days older than Ajmal
    Pakistani birth certificates...
    For as long as there is limited overs cricket - of ten, twenty or fifty overs - there will remain the Sri Lankan spinners' mid-innings choke

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    That was my point

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    Saqlain in ODI by fair distance and I don't see Ajmal overtaking him
    In test, its Saqlain as of now but Ajmal might be able to overtake him

    Overall Saqlain

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    Ajmal is pretty good in ODIs too

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    Saqlain's doosra looks pretty good tbh

    Saqlain Mushtaq DOOSRA Simply Awesome 1999 v India - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Ajmal is pretty good in ODIs too
    Saqlain is one of the best ever. Ajmal isn't the best ODI spinner at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    But he wouldnt tell me how he bowls it the little bugger....

    Saqlain Mushtaq DOOSRA Simply Awesome 1999 v India - YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Saqlain is one of the best ever. Ajmal isn't the best ODI spinner at the moment.
    He is.

    Hafeez is right up there atm too.

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    Saqlain is the best ODI spinner ever.
    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Yeah, look, it gives me a pain deep inside my uterus to admit it, but it's Ajmal until such time as we get a working throwing law again.
    Never in a million years would I have thought Brumby to admit this!!!!!!

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