Impressed by Nelson Mandela in Jail: Asif
Involve in spot fixing case fast bowler Muhammad Asif reveals that he impresses by Nelson Mandela when he spent time in jail of Britain.
Muhammad Asif said in an International news interview, last five years was the worst in my life, the most painful was I can’t enter in that grounds where I spent my whole life and play cricket and I am passionate about it. My family supports me a lot in this tough time and situation especially when I was in jail of Britain.
32 year fast bowler who play 23 test matches and 38 ODI matches for Pakistan said that he meet a man as companion in jail named Salman but South African leader Nelson Mandela life story encourage me.
I did not think in a single time I would face a day when I will go to jail, I just wanted to finish that tough time and go ahead, Nelson Mandela also spent tough time in Jail and he came out from that era, this is the point I impress from Mandela in time when I spent in jail.
In year 2010 in ground of Lord’s played, he intentionally bowl no balls in a test match, so International cricket council impose banned for 7 years on Muhammad Asif, 5 years on Muhammad Amir and Salman Butt banned for 10 years in every type of cricket.
However international cricket governing body announces ban is lifting from trice players on 1st September 2015 at 12 AM. Also said in address by ICC trice player can play domestic and international from 2 September 2015 after implementation on regulations of ICC.
During Interview Muhammad Asif said that “I am perfectly fit now and in that position as I was 5 year before banning, I am also mentally prepare to play cricket but as a realistic I have to take reasonable steps”
Muhammad Asif said that in real my target is to comeback in international cricket from next year England series and I set this target for me.
Pakistan has scheduled 4 test matches. 5 one day international and a Twenty20 International against England, Also England will be the host of the series, these matches will play in Lords, Manchester, Birmingham and Oval cricket grounds.