"I am quitting all forms of cricket after the current National Twenty20 tournament", Ajmal told AFP from Rawalpindi.
Former Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal will end his long professional cricket career at the end of this month.
He famously captured 24 wickets in three Tests against England in 2012.
Ajmal, who made a late entry into global cricket at the age of 29, quickly became one of the finest cricketers for Pakistan as also among the most potent spinners in the early 2010s. He ended, ultimately, with 178 wickets from 35 Tests at an average of 28.10; under Misbah, however, he took 141 wickets in just 26 Tests. It was first reported during an ODI series against Australia in the UAE in 2009. The second time he was reported for his action was in August 2014 and that was the killer blow for Ajmal, who was subsequently banned from bowling in global cricket.
Ajmal was reported for suspect action twice in his eight-year career.
He finished with 184 wickets in 113 ODIs, and 85 in 64 Twenty20 internationals. I am highly satisfied with my career although the last two years were frustrating.
"I have forgiven everyone, from Michael Vaughan and Stuart Broad because they were the ones who hurt me with their comments in 2014", said Ajmal.
England fast bowler Broad questioned the legality of Ajmal's action when the Pakistani spinner was featuring in an English county championship a month before the umpires' report in Sri Lanka.
Referring to fellow spinner Mohammad Hafeez, Ajmal criticised the process of evicting bowlers for illegal action.
Ajmal, the spin wizard who played the game with steel and a smile, will be missed as crickets and fans bid an emotional farewell to the 40-year-old. He was reported for an illegal action twice in his worldwide career and it clouded somewhat the sheer potency of his doosra, a delivery he used to devastating effect.