Pak quick Mohammad Asif reveals pain of his steroid ban

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Melbourne, Dec. 26 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif has said he was unfairly treated for testing positive to steroids.

The controversial quick has vowed to "tell everything" about his drug dramas.

Banned for a year for testing positive to the steroid nandrolone during the inaugural Indian Premier League in 2008, Asif has only just returned to Test cricket.

"I had a very strong case, but they didn't actually listen. Nobody was with me, the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) were on the back foot. I was just alone and had to handle the whole thing. I will tell everything when the time will come. It's not the right time . . . It was a very difficult time for me," The Courier Mail quoted Asif, as saying.

"There were lots of things in my mind in that time. Sometimes I thought I would not be back. That was a tough period but I continued my training and practising. Now I am very happy and I am playing good cricket," he added.

There is little doubt that the lean fast bowler, who has an outstanding bowling average of 22.22 after taking 70 wickets in 14 Tests - can be a serious menace to Australia's batsmen.

The 26-year-old says he wants to make up for lost time. After taking a series-high 19 wickets at 19.78 in three Tests against the Kiwis, he says he will bowl even better against Australia as he is only now reaching peak fitness. (ANI)

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