The former Proteas skipper has revealed that the off-spinner is one of the toughest bowlers he has faced over the course of his career
South Africa’s middle-order batsman Faf du Plessis has recalled the time he faced Pakistan’s former off-spinner Saeed Ajmal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The former Proteas skipper has revealed that Ajmal is one of the toughest bowlers he has faced over the course of his career.
“Saeed Ajmal was a challenge for me in UAE as a young, new batsman in sub-continent conditions. I remember every time I would go out to bat Saeed was warming up to bowl. Sometimes I would wake up in the middle of the night and Ajmal would be bowling at me,” said Faf du Plessis during a virtual press conference.
He also praised Pakistan’s captain and star batsman Babar Azam ahead of the two-match Test series, which starts in Karachi on January 26.
“Having Babar Azam back is massive for Pakistan. I would say he is up there with the top 3 batsmen in the world and his last 2 seasons in all formats have been nothing short of remarkable,” he said.
“I’m feeling good. I’m really excited for this tour. I want to put in good performances in sub-continent. It’s very important for me to score well overseas,” he added.