Well, one mistake can turn things upside down for any individual in their life. Likewise, the fixing case has changed everything to Mohammad Asif in his career. He lost his place in the national cricket team and was also behind the jail bars for a certain period of time. However, he made a return and performing well but failed to get the nod from PCB selectors.
Alongside Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were also jailed in the same case. However, Amir was given chance to represent the nation once again in the International Cricket. Speaking on the same, Asif called it as the double standards.
I performed very well in domestic circuit – Mohammad Asif
The right-handed fast bowler Mohammad Asif has expressed that he has performed brilliant enough in the domestic circuit but couldn’t get the nod. Further, he added his concerns with the Pakistan Cricket Board and their selectors.
Asif went on to add saying that the board has given chances to one person, which wasn’t the same with the other two cricketers. He feels that the scenario explains the double standards in the PCB and in the national selectors.
“I performed very well in the previous domestic season, picking up some 45 wickets in seven matches. However, no one called me up and I am getting completely ignored, which is unjust and should not happen,” Asif was quoted as saying by Business Recorder.
“If you are giving opportunities to one person [Mohammad Amir], others should be given the same opportunity as well. It is double standards from the Pakistan Cricket Board [PCB] and cricket selectors as well,” the veteran bowler added.
Perhaps, Mohammad Asif has got a valid point in his kitty. However, going by the experience, PCB would have called Amir back, as he is a minor in his age at the time of the case. Amir made a successful return to the game by bagging wickets on a consistent basis.