Disgraced pacer, Mohammad Asif, made some noteworthy claims throughout a X, previously referred to as Twitter, house session on Friday night time.
Throughout the session, Asif asserted that he performed a pivotal function in deciding on Pakistan’s present captain, Babar Azam, throughout cricket trials when Babar was simply beginning his profession.
“I selected Babar Azam in the trials after he faced two balls only, you can ask his father that I picked Babar in ZTBL trials. I rate highly, he is one of the best batters in the country but he plays dots in the power-play and puts pressure on Rizwan,” Asif mentioned in an X house.
“I can bowl a maiden over to Babar Azam in T20 cricket even today, he cannot hit the ball if you bowl good deliveries to him,” he added.
In response to Asif’s claims, Babar Azam’s father, Azam Siddiqui, shared an intriguing anecdote about his son’s early cricketing journey on his Instagram account.
Siddiqui recounted a time when Babar, on the age of 16, confronted off towards Mohammad Asif throughout a membership match.
At the moment, Asif was trying to make a comeback and was enjoying for an opposing membership. Regardless of Babar’s spectacular rating of 84 runs, Asif managed to dismiss him. After his dismissal, Babar expressed his anger, mentioning that Asif had used harsh language in direction of him. Nevertheless, his father consoled him, reminding him of the 11 fours he had hit towards Asif.
Not lengthy after this match, Babar attended trials for the ZTBL financial institution staff on the Nationwide Academy. As Babar was making ready for the trial whereas carrying his cricket pads, Asif arrived and greeted him in a jovial method, asking, “Oye Chhotu, Kidhar?” To this, Babar replied, “Asif Bhai, I am here for a trial with the bank team.”
In response, Mohammad Asif went on to the financial institution administration and, in a stern tone, advocated for Babar, stating, “Why are you hesitating with him? He hit me for 11 fours.” He strongly advisable, “Note down his name and include him in the bank team; he will prove to be an asset for you.”
Azam Siddiqui concluded his publish with a considerate message: “Dear Mr. Mohammad Asif, every individual is responsible for their actions. If such a time comes, Babar will gladly play a maiden over against you in order to show you respect.”
He additionally requested the general public to chorus from making unwarranted feedback about Asif in relation to Babar.