Saeed Ajmal, who has left the cricket world agog with his spin bowling heroics, has departed Pakistan to play the most important tournament of the year, but with a broken heart. Because of gaining weight, he was advised to refrain from all those yummy foods he would love devouring. However, he is still determined and quite hopeful to win the match against India in the 2013 Champions Trophy.

[caption id="attachment_933" align="alignright" width="232"]Saeed Ajmal reduced his weight up to 5kg through his new diet plan (Photo: AFP) Saeed Ajmal reduced his weight up to 5kg through his new diet plan (Photo: AFP)[/caption]

What are the foods Ajmal is told to keep away from? Well, the diet plan Pakistan cricket team trainer has prepared for Ajmal because of the spinner’s overweight excludes paratha, halwa puri, lassi and all the oily foods. However, Ajmal strictly followed the diet plan and surprisingly reduced 5kg. After losing weight Ajmal revealed that he was following the trainer’s plan.

Ajmal said he get bored with eating at times and asked himself, “What am I eating? No lassi, no paratha. What a hell!” But he stuck to the plan and is now more fit than before.

Pakistan are in Scotland these days to play two ODIs against the hosts, before leaving for Ireland to play two more one-dayers. Then the team’s biggest test will be the upcoming Champions Trophy, set to start from June 6. Pakistan are in Group B and will face South Africa, Wes Indies and archrivals India.

The current world number one spinner termed Pak-India match as the event’s mini-final and said the team are determined to seal victory against the neighbours.

He said Pakistan have bowlers like Mohammad Irfan and Junaid Khan who will make the most of English conditions. He said Pakistan recently beat India on their home ground and the win boosted the team’s morale. The players will try to keep up the continuation of victories against India.

Pakistan will face India on June 15 in the tournament.

Ajmal said both teams are immensely talented and the team who perform well under pressure will claim the match to be held in Birmingham. He said Pakistan have got a psychological edge of the recent victories and will try to piggyback on that to beat India.
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