Asif was appearing in the witness stand for the first time on the 12th day of the alleged spot-fixing trial, and his lawyer Alexander Milne QC followed an introduction of his career with the details about the no-balls in question.
In fact the 90-minute exchange between Asif and Bajwa sometimes brought laughter from the court as Asif stuck to his story against Bajwa’s cross-examination. Asif, speaking in broken English, often required the services of his Urdu interpreter.
According to Asif Captain Salman Butt during the infamous over said “Run faster f*****, and also something like ‘haven’t you slept’?
Milne replied to that answer by asking Asif whether his captains comment was said in a funny way, pointing out that swear words can sometimes be used in a humorous, friendly way. To which Asif replied “No, it wasn’t friendly, it was unfriendly for a captain to speak like that to me, especially with my position in the rankings. I thought to myself that I had slept well last night so why is he saying these things. He was desperate for wickets but so was I.”
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