In 2006, Asif removed Pietersen with his very first ball to him in international cricket, nicking him off for a golden duck at The Oval in a Test better remembered for Pakistan’s decision to forfeit the match in the face of ball-tampering accusations. The right-armer dismissed him a further four times in international cricket but only once more in Tests, with Pietersen becoming one of his five first-innings victims during the first Test of Pakistan’s 2010 tour of England. But Asif’s career was plunged into scandal at Lord’s during the fourth Test of that 2010 tour after being accused of deliberately bowling no-balls in a News of the World sting that also implicated teammates Mohammad Amir and then-captain Salman Butt. He copped a five-year ban from the International Cricket Council and one-year prison sentence in the United Kingdom, but the 34-year-old, who’s taken 106 Test wickets at 24.26, made a return to first-class cricket in Pakistan in October. While Pietersen rates Asif as the hardest he faced, Australia fast-bowler Peter Siddle holds the honour of removing the right-hander the most times in Test cricket. Siddle dismissed the South African-born batsman no less than 10 times in Test cricket, with Brett Lee and Muralidaran faring the next best, having gotten him out on six occasions each.