Cricketers Whose Career Ended Prematurely In Their 20s

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Mohammad Asif- Pakistan

Cricketers Whose Career Ended Prematurely In Their 20s
Mohammad Asif after dismissing Virender Sehwag (Photo-Samaa TV)

He was hailed as the next big thing in world cricket. And, why wouldn’t he? Mohammad Asif was blessed with everything that a fast bowler can dream of: mechanical action and ability to make the ball appreciably- both in the air as well as off the seam.

But, unfortunately, Mohammad Asif’s intersection of talent had temperament proved to be a null set. And, it all ended for him at the age of 28 when he was caught in the infamous spot-fixing scandal alongside Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt during the 2010 Lord’s Test against England.

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