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Former Pakistan’s star fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that pacer Mohammad Asif wasted his career due to poor behaviour.

The Rawalpindi Express, while speaking in Samaa TV show
Sports Action, shared his personal experience of playing with his 37-year-old.

“I hit him once with the bat once in 2006,” Akhtar
said. “I should have done it twice with the way he was behaving then. The
country had never produced such talent before.”

The former cricketer added that the Sialkot Stallions
fast-bowler was behaving in a shady manner since 2006. “I am not saying
that he was involved in match-fixing back then. He did not have the right
mindset towards the game. He was involved in one thing after the other. I have
nothing to do with his personal life but I was deeply disappointed with his
attitude.”

Akhtar added that he had rendered an apology to Asif who in
return went to then-captain Shoaib Malik and gave an ultimatum that only one of
them can stay in the team.

He added that he was feeling mentally exhausted to play in
2007.

Abdul Gh Lone

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