WATCH- 'I had let it go already'- Shoaib Malik reveals conversation with Saeed Ajmal after infamous drop catch of Gayle

Malik and Ajmal let go of an easy catch of Gayle during an ODI in Dubai.

Malik and Ajmal let go of an easy catch of Gayle during an ODI in Dubai | Twitter

Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has spilled the beans on what transpired between him and Saeed Ajmal after the duo dropped the catch of Chris Gayle, the video of which has become a meme and viral on social media and YouTube.

During the A sports show ‘Cricket Kahani’, Shoaib Malik recalled a discussion between him and Indian cricketers like Yuvraj Singh, and Virat Kohli after the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, where they discussed the infamous drop catch involving Ajmal.

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"If you remember, when we won the Champions Trophy final, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj, you, I, and Azhar Ali were standing and the way you were explaining that dropped catch of Saeed Ajmal, it was very funny for me. The manner in which you explained it to everyone," Mohammad Amir told Shoaib Malik during the show 'Cricket Kahani' on A Sports.

"It's one of those things that no matter how many times you discuss it, it still makes you laugh. I go into that phase. He was sitting there with his hands representing a flower. When he tried to take the catch, the ball was completely away from his hands. My mistake was that I should have said Yes to that catch, but when I saw him fold his hands like a flower, I felt it was too easy. It was a dolly and Saeed would catch it," said Malik.

"So when that catch was put down, I asked him 'Why didn't you take that catch?'. He said 'I folded my hands like that because I was getting ready to take it in case you drop it. I was like 'Boss, I had let it go already'. Saeed, everyone knows, is a wonderful chap. He makes you laugh so much it's unbelievable," Malik added.


By Jatin Sharma - 16 Mar, 2023

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