Pakistani former fast bowler Mohammad Asif accused bowlers of the national side that they don’t tell about their actual age in international cricket.
In an interview with wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal on his YouTube channel, Asif revealed that Pakistani bowlers are older than what their birth certificates suggest.
Mohammad Asif further said,
“They are so aged. It is written as 17-18 years on paper, but they are actually 27-28 years old,”
“They don’t have the flexibility to bowl 20-25 overs. They don’t know how to bend the body and they become stiff after a while. They are not able to stand on the field after bowling a 5-6 over spell,” he added.
“We used to salivate after looking at green tops in New Zealand. There was no question of leaving the ball as a fast bowler. I never used to leave the ball before taking a five-wicket haul,” he said.
He also reminded the golden era of Pakistani pace attacks including Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis saying back then they used to dominate the game.
Asif was banned by International Cricket Council (ICC) for five years after a spot-fixing scandal in 2010 in England that also ended his international cricket career.