ISLAMABAD: Offspinner Saeed Ajmal swept four trophies in the Pakistan Cricket Board's first ever awards ceremony on Saturday.
Ajmal, who missed out on the International Cricket Council's awards last year, was judged best bowler in Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20s. He also received a special prize for the best bowler of 2012.
Ajmal said on Saturday, "it is out of this world" for him to be named as the best "from such a special group."
Pakistan ODI captain Mohammad Hafeez was named player of the year; Azhar Ali picked as test player of the year and left-handed opening batsman Nasir Jamshed was chosen best ODI batsman.
Young left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan received the emerging player award.