Rashid Latif said Mohammad Asif was a magician with the ball
Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif said pace bowler Mohammad Asif was a magician with the ball.
Asif is renowned for being one of the best swing bowlers Pakistan, but his international career was cut short when he was banned for five years for his involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal.
Many legendary players, such as Kevin Pietersen and Hashim Amla, have admitted that Asif was the toughest bowler they faced.
“Magician,” Latif said on Twitter when commenting on a brilliant delivery Asif bowled to dismiss ex-Australia captain Michael Clarke.
Asif took 106 wickets in 23 Tests at an average of 24.36, 46 wickets in 38 ODIs at an average of 33.13 and 13 wickets in 11 T20 Internationals at an average of 26.38.
ALSO CHECK OUT: Was depressed for two years, gifted Pakistan player who felt he was treated unfairly says
Who is your favourite Pakistan cricketer of all time?