Mohammad Asif and Gianluigi Buffon

Mohammad Asif (left) is a Pakistani bowler, who made his Test debut against Australia at Sydney in 2005 and in the same year later, played his first Test against England at Rawalpindi. He has played 23 Tests and 38 ODIs and has picked up 106 wickets and 46 wickets respectively.

After playing his first Test in 2005, he was signed for the English county side Leicestershire for the 2006 season. Asif attracted controversy after he was tested positive for anabolic steroid, Nandrolone in 2006 and later was withdrawn from the World Cup squad due to injury. Later, he was detained in Dubai allegedly of having drugs and was found positive for a banned substance during the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Out of all the controversies, the 2010 spot-fixing stormed the entire cricket fraternity; when he bowled deliberate no balls against England. in February 2011, he along with fellow Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir were charged “under various offences. On February 2011, Asif was handed a seven-year ban, with two years suspension by the ICC and was later sentenced to one year imprisonment for corruption charges. In 2013, Asif confessed to his involvement in spot-fixing scandal.

A fantastic swing bowler, Asif has played for Leicestershire, Delhi Daredevils, Sheikhupura Cricket Association etc.

Asif’s doppelganger on the right is Gianluigi Buffon, an Italian goalkeeper who captains both Serie A giants Juventus and national team Italy. One of the greatest goalkeepers ever produced, Buffon holds the record for most appearances in Italian jersey.

He is the only goalkeeper to have won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year Award in 2003 and also claimed the award for best Goalkeeper that year. In 2004, he was also named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players by Brazilian legend Pele.

Buffon started his career with Parma in 1995 and in 2001, signed for Juventus and has tasted vast success since then.