Following his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal back in 2010, the magnificently gifted swing and seam bowler, Mohammad Asif, has been long forgotten.
After serving his punishment of imprisonment and suspension from the game, Mohammad Asif returned in action in 2016 in the third round of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA).
The right-arm seamer was to serve a 7-year ban but International Cricket Council (ICC) showed leniency and suspended its previous orders and allowed Asif to play all formats of the game.
Mohammad Asif, despite occasional performances in the domestic circuit, has failed to make a comeback unlike his fellow compatriot, Mohammad Amir.
Now, 36-years of age, the chances of Asif making a comeback remain nearly impossible. However, tales of his impeccable ability will live on.
Let’s take a look at some of the most cracking deliveries he has ever bowled:
Asif vs. Sehwag and Dravid
Asif vs. Hashim Amla
Asif vs. VVS Laxman
Asif vs. Cameron White
Asif vs. Micheal Clarke
Asif vs. AB de Villiers
Asif vs. Kevin Pietersen
Asif vs. Andrew Strauss
Asif vs. Jacques Kallis
Gifs via Hassan Cheema
Was Mohammad Asif, in his prime, comparable to the likes of Wasim Akram and Glenn McGrath? Let us know in the comments section below.