SHARJAH – Cool, humble and polite Saeed Ajmal has writes new history in his carrier during the match against Sri Lanka as he becomes the hisghest wickets taker from Pakistan side in a calendar year, PakistanTribe reported.
Earlier, Saqlain Mushtaq was the only bowler from Pakistani side with over 100 wickets in a calendar year.
Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal third time becomes part of most wicket takers club.
Saqlain Mushtaq, Waqar Younus, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar, and Azhar Mehmood are the other members of the club from Pakistan’s side.
Waqar Yonus is the only bowler from Pakistani side who secured leading wicket taker in a calender year title 5 times during his career.
Saeed Ajmal is also a fastest to 100 wickets collector in his career from green shirts side. He achieved the milestone in his 19th match in 2012.
Saeed Ajmal is 3 wickets away to become one of the top 10 most wicket takers in a calendar year.
In 2011 Saeed Ajmal collected 89 while in 2012 he takes 95 wickets in a calendar year.
Here is the list of leading Wicket Takers in Each Calendar Year:
1996 Anil Kumble 90
1997 Saqlain Mushtaq 101
1998 Allan Donald 107
1999 Glenn McGrath 119
2000 Muttiah Muralitharan 109
2001 Muttiah Muralitharan 136
2002 Harbhajan Singh 102
2003 Makhaya Ntini 104
2004 Steve Harmison 93
2005 Glenn McGrath 104
2006 Muttiah Muralitharan 128
2007 Zaheer Khan 81
2008 Dale Steyn 90
2009 Mitchell Johnson 113
2010 Graeme Swann 111
2011 Saeed Ajmal 89
2012 Saeed Ajmal 95
2013 Saeed Ajaml 102