Mohammad Asif used to be one of a type bowler, there used to be by no means even a shred of doubt on his bowling potentials. If now not for his ill-deeds Mohammad Asif would have most probable inscribed his title in the records books, a title which would have embarked a cricket enthusiasts experience to an technology the place the 'ball would do the talking'.
In his unfulfilled 23-match Test career, the lanky speedster scalped 106 wickets. There used to be a time when he was once world's 2nd ranked Test bowler, solely in the back of legendary Dale Steyn. His run up was once easy and his high-arm motion simply ideal to make him the grasp of purple cherry.
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen is one of the many world type batsmen, who nonetheless discuss relatively of the Sheikhupura-born bowler. Kevin Pietersen on Monday, shared a clip from the 2006 Test fit between England and Pakistan in Kennington Oval.
Batting first England had been reeling on fifty four for two when Kevin Pietersen walked in to bat. Pietersen took his protect and bought geared up to face the ball however that used to be it for him as he had 'no idea' what took place next.
In what would be referred to as an absolute jaffer of delivery, Kevin Pietersen was once pressured to commit to the ball but the late swing was once sufficient to undo him as the ball took an area and landed safely in the fingers of wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal. Pietersen departed for a golden duck and any individual from the commentary panel ended up saying, "This man can genuinely ball, in Mohammad Asif Pakistan has some thing truly special."
Pietersen has admitted that Asif was once the great bowler he confronted and that he had no thinking towards him. Kevin Pietersen stated Asif used to be so deadly that his ban would have come as comfort for many batsmen.
"I assume there’s masses batters round the world that had been pleased he bought banned," the 39-year-old stated.
Mohammad Asif used to be jailed in 2011 and banned for seven years, two suspended, for bowling deliberate no-balls for cash throughout 2010 Test towards England at Lord's. Mohammed Amir and then-captain Salman Butt had been additionally located to be phase of the conspiracy then.
Mohammed Amir lower back to cricket after serving his ban however for Asif it is simply about some time to time compliments from the fraternity, which truely feels pity for the 'fallen angel' from the kingdom of supremely gifted speedy bowlers.