Former member of ICC’s elite panel of umpires Asad Rauf was a famend determine within the cricketing world from 2000 to 2013, with over 150 appearances in worldwide cricket matches as an umpire. Rauf, who now runs a used-goods store in Lahore, after he retired from the sport in 2013, has lambasted Virender Sehwag for falsely accusing him of spot-fixing.
The 66-year-old’s profession was not wanting controversies as he was accused of accepting costly items from bookies within the IPL and involvement in a betting scandal in 2013. The BCCI took disciplinary motion in opposition to the umpire and banned him for 5 years.
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag had accused Rauf of spot-fixing in a chat with ‘What The Duck’ as he revealed a chat with the umpire previous to a match in opposition to Australia in 2008.
“Asad Rauf was very keen on amassing issues. I used to be the model ambassador of Adidas on the time, so I gifted him footwear, t-shirts, and glasses, and I jokingly informed him to not elevate his finger whereas I’m batting. And he did precisely that. I tried a minimize shot however ended up edging it. So thick was the sting that it was heard even contained in the dressing room however Rauf gave me not out,” Sehwag had informed in that interview.
The Pakistani has hit again on the former Indian opener, shrugging off his bribery claims, and mentioned that he was by no means accused of such habits by anybody else in his umpiring profession.
“So far as Sehwag is anxious, uski kya majaal wo ek ICC elite umpire se kuch kahe. (Sehwag has no energy to ask an ICC elite panel umpire to ask for a favour). I used to be by no means accused of such behaviour in my profession earlier than,” Rauf informed Pakistan’s Hum Information
‘I wouldn’t have gone to India the following 12 months for the IPL’ – Asad Rauf on accusations of sexual exploitation in 2012
Rauf was additionally accused of sexual misconduct by mannequin Leena Kapoor in 2012 as she registered a grievance in opposition to him at a Mumbai police station. The mannequin had mentioned that the umpire had promised to marry her however later retracted his promise. The previous ICC umpire cleared the air relating to that allegation stating that the allegations had been baseless as he was in India the next 12 months for his IPL umpiring stint.
“Us ladki ne sasti sauhrat okay lie aisa ki, Hindustan me aisa hello hota hai (She did that for gaining some low cost fame, that’s how issues occur in India). If the allegations had been true, I wouldn’t have gone to India the following 12 months for the IPL, and she or he later apologized to me as effectively,” Rauf informed one other information channel.