He came, he saw, he conquered, he fixed, he broke our hearts and then he left. Mohammad Asif, the Pakistani medium-pacer, was nothing except a magician with the ball in hand. Be it the new ball or the old nut, the god-gifted bowler had the art to penetrate all the batters from a direction least expected.
Just when he was establishing properly in the International cricket, the tall fellow was found indulged in a spot-fixing scandal that dented the roots of Pakistan Cricket. As a result, he was banned for 7 years in 2010.
Recently, the veteran of 23 Tests, 38 ODIs and 11 T20Is sat down for an interview in which he regretted the way his career ended. Asif added that he always wanted to bid farewell on a better note.
However, he believes that everyone has regrets in their lives and only a few like to disclose them. It is important to note that the 37-year old cricketer bagged 106 wickets in Tests, hunted 46 victims in ODIs and managed 11 scalps in T20I cricket.