Pakistani fast bowler Muhammad Asif was deported to Pakistan from Dubai Airport for not holding required documents.
According to media reports, controversial cricketer was set for Sharjah where he had to play in a cricket league.
Muhammad Asif Deported from Dubai
10 years before Muhammad Asif was arrested at Dubai Airport for carrying drugs. He was later deported to Pakistani after, then PCB officials reportedly sorted out the matter with UAE officials.
Reports suggest that upon Muhammad Asif’s arrival at Dubai Airport, immigration authorities asked him to step aside. The cricketer was held in custody for seven hours and deported back to Pakistan for not possessing a letter from the ministry of foreign affairs.
Media reports reveal that bowler had received a special visa to visit Dubai and he had also received clarification from authorities.
Ball Tampering Case
Muhammad Asif was one of the three cricketers, along with Muhammad Amir and Salman Butt, who faced a five-year ban for spot-fixing scandal ban. The bowler who plays domestic cricket on behalf of WAPDA’s team in Pakistan has not appeared in any mentionable international tournament after completing the ban duration.
The player has also not been selected into Pakistan’s National cricket team since then. Recently, the third edition of Pakistan Super League concluded in the form of successful PSL 2018. But, Asfi didn’t make to the tournament as no team selected him in PSL draft.
Asif’s Cricketing Career
Asif’s cricketing career is rather tragic because he has not go sufficient chance to prove his skills. He kept extraordinary skills with the ball, his involvement in few off-field and on-field controversies made him sort of damaged his cricket career even in the very beginning. Being, a right armed pacer, Asif was a good addition to the Pakistan cricket team and another significant part of the company’s bowling attack.
Asif’s debut against Australia was not much impressive. It was in 2006 when bowler got recognition for his skill, as he took 7 wickets of opponent India in the third test match of the series.
He also gave outstanding performances during his team’s tour to South Africa in 2007. The bowler also remained a significant part of a team in 2009/10 series against New Zealand.
Muhammad Asif also played for Delhi Daredevils in IPL.
Now, when Muhammad Amir, who completed the ban with Asif, is representing Pakistan and contributing to the team’s win in tournaments like ICC Champion Trophy, Muhammad Asif may also need a chance to restart his career fairly.