Mohammad Asif

Mohammad Asif
INTL CAREER: 2005 - 2010
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Full Name

Mohammad Asif


December 20, 1982, Sheikhupura, Punjab


41y 209d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role


Few Pakistani fast bowlers have been as wily and smart as Mohammad Asif, though fewer have been as prone to scandal and controversy off the field. Neither claim can easily be made given the rich competition.

But such is the magic in the loose wrists of Asif. Pace is not his calling - he abhors such measurements - but he is unerringly accurate and cuts the ball either way with wicked regularity and glee. He is tall and lean so to these skills is added bounce and a natural ability to bowl long spells. An easy action and easier run-up mean that watching a long Asif spell, watching him out-think batsmen, is an experience in cricket not to be missed.

On several occasions, in Kandy, in Karachi, at The Oval, in South Africa, and in Sydney, all of it has come together in spells not only of the very highest quality, but of crucial importance to Pakistan's cause. But if ever a young, small-town man was blinded by the bright lights of a big city and fame, it was Asif.

Already, unforgivably, he has tested positive for steroids twice. Soon after the second offence, he was caught with a recreational drug in his wallet at Dubai airport and kept in detention for three weeks. Most seriously he was charged in 2010 with spot-fixing - bowling pre-planned, deliberate no-balls - and in February 2011 he was handed a seven-year ban, with two years suspended, by the ICC. With relation to these charges, he was tried at the Southwark Crown Court in London in October, and found guilty of cheating and accepting corrupt payments on November 1. He was sentenced to one year in prison.

After an unsuccessful appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in April to reduce his suspension period, Asif confessed to his involvement in spot-fixing in August 2013
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Mohammad Asif Career Stats


List A86-40443127954/304/3032.914.6342.5100

Batting & Fielding

List A863720149338.76--00--200
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Recent Matches of Mohammad Asif

WAPDA vs Sui Northern0* & 0*4/65 & 0/1607-Nov-2018KarachiFC
WAPDA vs Sui Sthn Gas60/6711-Oct-2018IslamabadFC
WAPDA vs ZTBL345/56 & 2/4203-Oct-2018RawalpindiFC
WAPDA vs Rawalpindi0*5/43 & 2/2825-Sep-2018RawalpindiFC
WAPDA vs United Bank60/1314-Jan-2018KarachiList A

Photos of Mohammad Asif

Mohammad Asif sits on the sidelines during a one-day match
Mohammad Asif celebrates a wicket on his comeback
Mohammad Asif in his delivery stride
Mohammad Asif leaves the Gaddafi Stadium
Mohammad Asif speaks at the Gaddafi Stadium
Mohammad Asif apologised to his fans for his role in spot-fixing in 2010