South African opener Hashim Amla believes that Pakistan Asif was the spoiled fast bowler the best he has ever encountered in his career.
In an interview, he was asked to name the best fast bowler he faced, and also to explain why he thinks so.
“Muhammad Asif is the best, I know he was suspended for match fixing, but then he was the best fast bowler I’ve ever met – he was not 135km, but his accuracy was phenomenal,” Amla said.
In his experience, the South African batsman said, “He landed on the first stump and I did not know that the ball was sucking or squeezing.” He tested her defenses.
“And funny enough, as the years have passed and other cricketers around the world have been hit, many people say exactly the same thing, saying that Muhammad Asif was the magician of the ball.”a