Pakistani cricket has had the good fortune of producing the finest fast bowlers in the world, a fact that has left the cricketing gurus across the globe amazed. Among these fast bowlers, Mohammed Asif was at one time the most promising fast bowlers produced by Pakistan.
Asif impressed the selectors as a youngster and was selected for the national cricket test squad in the year 2005. His debut match against Australia went quite unsuccessful with Asif's 18 over haul not producing any wicket and Australia eventually winning by 9 wickets. As a result, he was dropped from the side.
However, he made a comeback in the team in the year 2006. Asif's performance during the year was impeccable but later that year, he was found to be using banned substances and was banned from playing cricket. The decision got overturned after an appeal. Controversy followed him at Dubai Airport customs where drugs were found in his luggage. Consequently, he was also found to be using drugs during his stint with the IPL.
In 2010 summers, Asif along with Salman Butt and Mohammed Aamer were accused of spot fixing. An ICC tribunal found the trio guilty in 2011 and the case is now in court for appeal.