Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that former South African captain AB de Villiers used to cry in front of his team’s former fast bowler Mohammad Asif.
Shoaib Akhtar also said that former Indian batsman VVS Laxman also said this. Shoaib Akhtar told Sports Today, “The bowler bigger than Wasim Akram, whom I have seen bowling, is Mohammad Asif.”
Shoaib Akhtar said, ‘I have actually seen batsmen crying while facing Mohammad Asif. Laxman once said, ‘How will I face this man. De Villiers really started crying during the Asian Test Championship.
Shoaib Akhtar praised Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and said that Bumrah is the only smart bowler after Asif.
Shoaib Akhtar said, ‘I think Bumrah is the smart bowler after Asif at present. In Test cricket, people were skeptical of Bumrah’s fitness, even I have seen him closely. His bouncer is the fastest. Let us know that Asif’s career was not long. Asif has played 23 Tests, 38 ODIs and 11 T20 Internationals for Pakistan. In 2005, he made his international debut with Test cricket and troubled the big batsmen.