Pumped up by their recent success in India, Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has challenged India to beat Pakistan in their own backyard.
Ajmal said the Indian team would find it difficult to beat Pakistan on their home turf, reports The Nation.
The 35-year old spinner took 5-24 in the final ODI in New Delhi on Sunday but still failed to get the Man of the Match award, which went to India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his fighting 36-run knock and leadership qualities.
Even though the incident raised quite a few eyebrows in Pakistan, Ajmal said he was not disappointed at not getting the Man of the Match award, adding that for him, the biggest reward was to see his team do well in India.
Ajmal, who played a full series in India for the first time in his career, said that Pakistan won the series because of team unity and hardwork. He said the impressive performance in India had boosted his confidence a lot.