Alain Prost and Asad Rauf

Alain Prost is a Frenchman who emerged four times as the Formula One Drivers’ Champion — in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993. Only Sebastian Vettel, Juan Fangio and Michael Schumacher with four, five and seven championships respectively have won as many or more.

Prost held the record for the most Grand Prix wins between 1987 and 2001.

The battles between Prost and the late Ayrton Senna is among the great rivalries of sports. Prost also had rivalries running with Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell.

Prost was controversial. At the end of the 1980 season, he left McLaren and signed with Renault, though he had two years to go with the former’s contract. The decision to leave, he said, was because of a large number of breakages on the car and because he felt the team blamed him for some of the accidents. By 1983, his relationship with Renault also had soured. Renault fired Prost only two days after the South African race. He then moved with his family to Switzerland from his hometown Saint-Chamond after Renault workers went to Fench and burnt his Mercedes-Benz.  And his rivalry with Senna was really ugly. In 1991, he was fired mid-season by Ferrari for publicly criticising the team.

Asad Rauf was a member of the International Cricket Council’s ICC Elite Panel of Umpires who had also played 71 First-Class matches as a right-handed batsman between 1977 and 1991 and scoring three hundreds and 22 half-centuries. He represented teams like Pakistan Universities, Lahore, National Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan Railways.

He began his career as a First-Class umpire in 1998 and two years later  made his One-Day International debut in that capacity in a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka and Gujranwala. In 2005, he made his debut as Test umpire in a match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Chittagong.

The ICC dropped Rauf from the Elite Panel in June 2013. This was soon after he came under scrutiny of the Mumbai Police going into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing allegations. In a Mumbai court in September 2013, the Mumbai Police Rauf charged Rauf with illegal betting, cheating and fraud. He has since retired from umpiring.

Rauf, a married man, was also embarrassed when scandalous pictures of him with Leena Kapoor, a Mumbai based model, went viral on the internet. The model claimed Rauf promised her marriage but used her for sex on several occasions in 2012. Rauf initially claimed the photos were fake, but later on admitted were real.