PUNE (India) - Pakistan's 33-year-old right arm off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal heard the sad news of his father's death very bravely, according to team manager, Intikhab Alam. "His mother conveyed the news to him and that's how we came to know about it," the team manager Intikhab Alam said from (the same hotel, room no. 420) Hamilton. "It was a shocking news for all of us. All of ut (team members and management) were with him till 2.00 in the morning before his departure for his home town. He was inconsolable in the beginning but accepted thereafter what had happened." During his long tenure as a manager, coach and manager again, Intikhab Alam had several occasions to convey the sad news of dropping players from the squad but this was the first time when he had to console the player on losing his near and dear. His father complained of fever and shivering in the cold weather and was taken to hospital where he was treated but later expired. "We did our best by expressing the words of comfort to him but long journey from New Zealand to Pakistan must have troubled him a lot," Intikhab Alam further added. "At this stage we have not asked for his replacement and it is not certain whether he would return for the second Test (Wellington, Jan. 15-19). But we have another spinner (Abdur Rehman) in the side," Alam added. He is a very religious man and according to the alleged bookie, Mazhar Majeed, Saeed Ajmal was "difficult to be bribed".