Mohammad Asif rattles the opposition with a seven-wicket haul

Mohammad Asif rattles the opposition with a seven-wicket haul

Mohammad Asif is playing for WAPDA in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy this season.

Mohammad Asif
Pakistani paceman Mohammad Asif. (Photo by RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Discarded Pakistani pace bowler Mohammad Asif continues to horrify the opposition on the cricket field. Asif, who has been ignored by the national selectors for quite some time now, recently bagged a seven wicket haul in the ongoing domestic competition. Mohammad Asif is playing for WAPDA in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy this season. In the Super Eight round of the competition, Asif bagged 7 wickets in the match against Khan Research laboraties.

He was unplayable with the new ball and the opposition top order crashed like ten pins in front of his swing and pace. Asif, who is a veteran in his trade, was unplayable for the middle order too in the second innings of the match. It was not long ago when his Pakistani teammate, Mohammad Amir, had showered praises on him. Amir had hailed Mohammad Asif as the most dangerous bowler in Pakistan cricket.

As per the reports in brecorder.com, Amir had quoted, “As a pair when we bowled together, we were very dangerous for any side…. So there is no doubt whatsoever about his ability.”

Now, commenting on the recent times for Asif in international cricket, the veteran pacer has found little support from the men who matter. Asif was involved in the infamous spot fixing scandal of 2010 that had troubled the Pakistan cricket. Along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir, Asif was found guilty of booking the matches in England. All three players ended up serving their respective suspension periods.

While Amir managed to stage a comeback to the national side and is now a regular face in the Pakistani lineup, Asif and Butt have found no ways to make a comeback. Both senior players have continued to perform decently in the domestic circuit. However, they have failed to catch the attention of the selectors. For now, it seems that this particular seven wicket haul should be a good knock at the national selections for Asif.

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