Ana Asaf in Arabic is ” I am sorry ” but, it is too late now. The breaking news that Mohammad Asif is held in Dubai for the possession of contraband drugs in his wallet has once again brought disgrace to the nation. He may try to prove a point that he is innocent or claim it to be a “Jewish Conspiracy” against him. That is so typical of our people to put a blame on someone else. And once bitten twice shy is for normal people. But, here the motto is, once bitten twice bold and be proud.
The question is why was the PCB trying to hide this news? The moment Asif was detained they knew about it, a senior PCB official is already in Dubai since Sunday June 01, 2008 i.e., to handle his case, the team for tri-series was announced on Monday June 02, 2008. So, why on earth have they included his name in the team for the tri-series? Sohail Khan was the most deserving candidate to be in the team, but the PCB officials not only wanted an injured player in the team, but the one who is about to serve a few years in Dubai prisons for possession of Hashish or Opium.
It is not that the Dubai Drug Enforcement Authorities are not aware of what Hashish or Opium looks like, because they deal with such substances almost every day with the drug traffickers, they know exactly what it is. Because, Asif is a high profile case and Mian Sahab Nawaz Shareef Zaday will try to poke his not so bald head in this matter, the authorities in Dubai have sent the substance to the labs for confirmation.
Once it is confirmed that it is Hashish or Opium, then Mian Sahab or Zardari Sahab can do anything in getting him out of there. In that case Asif is a gonner. But, what a shame he has once again brought disgrace to the nation and what is the point of him playing innocent now? Reportedly he is keeping that stuff in his wallet since months? God knows why they do this, but its really a shame if he will be sentenced. Forget about his cricketing career, it is the disgrace and the ill-repute that he has brought once again which is bad enough for Pakistanis to deal with.
First it was with his Big Brother that he was tested positive for Nandrolone and now this. A few weeks ago the Big Brother was carrying needles in his bag. And he was the only one at the IPL who had to go through a dope test, what a shame. But, this is a very serious matter, in any case Asif should be banned from playing cricket for Pakistan or for any international or even at domestic level. Also, those PCB officials who were trying to protect him should immediately be sacked. What have you got to say? Feel free to comment, we don’t censor your comments.