Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif injured in a road accident
The incident took place around 2:45 AM.
Published - Dec 3, 2018 3:05 pm | Updated - Dec 4, 2018 10:12 pm
After an impressive start to his international career for Pakistan in 2005 against Australia, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif’s career has gone into the doldrums owing to numerous scandals he has got himself involved in. For the time being, it seems that the curtains have already come down on the speedster’s career. Recently, he was faced with another horrendous incident.
Recently, it has been learned that the Sheikhupura-born bowler, his wife, and two daughters have sustained injuries as their car rammed into a footpath in Lahore in the early hours of Monday morning. The incident panned out in Lahore’s defense area when when Asif’s car hit the footpath in a bid to save another rushing vehicle at around 2:45 am as per reports in The News International.
Asif’s stop-start journey
Back in 2010, Asif was found guilty in the shambolic crime of spot-fixing during Pakistan’s Test against England at the iconic Lord’s cricket Ground in London. In February next year, a three-man tribunal, appointed by the International Cricket Council (ICC), slapped him with a seven-year ban with two of them to be suspended if he commits no further offense.
The likes of Mohammad Amir and the then skipper Salman Butt were also handed suspensions following the occurring, which shook the cricketing world. On August 19, 2015, the world’s apex cricket board allowed Asif to play all forms of the sport. In October 2016, he played for Water and Power Development Authority in the third round of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy.
He played four matches in this season’s domestic first-class tournament in which he picked up 18 wickets with best bowling figures of 5/43. As far as his international journey is concerned, Asif has donned the national colours in 23 Tests, 38 ODIs and 11 T20Is where he has notched 106, 46 and 13 wickets respectively. He was also among the top-ranked bowler during his peak.