All About KM Asif And His Cricket Career

Fast & quick bowling sensations is not something that you associate with Indian cricket a lot but here is one rookie, express fast bowler KM Asif, might not be well known a lot in the cricketing fraternity but he has sheer pace and plays for Kerala in the domestic circuit. Like many other Indian cricketers and their inspiring stories, KM Asif also belongs from a lower-middle-class family, his father was a daily wager who relied genuinely on his daily earned income which comes through serious sweat & perspiration but not only this.

There is a lot more chaos to discuss within his intimate family where his brother was found intellectually disabled & his younger sister has some hardships to tolerate after suffering from a brain injury. Being an Indian he also had ambitions to play for his country as so many others do have but he also knew that the roadmap for him was not that easy. In 2016 because of these rigorous conditions, he started working as a storekeeper in Dubai to be a breadwinner for his family.

But it was not something that he was inspired to do for the long term so when he heard about fast bowling trials being conducted in India, his heart pumped out massively & there was a thought to give it a go. He also appeared in open trials for the UAE national team at the ICC academy but got despondent with their response & soon returned to India

Personal Information Of KM Asif

Full Name  Mohammed Asif
Born24 July 1993
Height5 ft 8 in (1.76 m)
Place                                         Kerala, India
NationalityIndian
Batting                                      Right-Hand Bat
Bowling                                 Right-arm medium
Role                                            Bowler
Domestic Teams                          Kerala
IPL team                                  Chennai Super Kings
International Debut                      None
School     GV Raja Sports School,Thriuvananthapuram
Coach                                        Biju George
ReligionIslam
Favourite CricketersMS Dhoni, Dale Steyn

Family Background Of KM Asif

KM Asif’s father is a hard-working person who relies on his daily wage-earning. He has raised his son in challenging circumstances, the brother & sister of KM Asif have gone through miseries in their lives due to their physical disabilities. He had a very tough beginning in his life being a young kid who had so many ambitions to fulfil.

KM Asif Career Summary of All Format

Domestic Career Of KM Asif

He made his t20 debut for Kerala in the 2017-18 Zonal t20 League on 12 January 2018, he also got the most wickets in that tournament for Kerala. He made his List A debut for Kerala as well in the 2017-18 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 9th February 2018. He had some unforgettable days as well where he was involved in different disputes & was suspended for three games. The plot of this suspension was based on his dissent that he showed for his captain Sachin Baby

The moment he entered the screen of Indian Domestic Cricket, he looked so promising & exciting as a fast bowler, solely because of his ability to bowl quickly & fast. He portrays that he is a big fan of Dale Steyn & loves rushing through the batsman like his idol used to do at most parts of his career.

His domestic career never got that take off which he desperately needed for his career establishment for different reasons, the biggest highlight of his career was when he finished as a joint-highest wicket-taker in 2019- 2020 Vijay Hazare season with 14 wickets in 7 matches. He made his first-class debut for Kerala on 9th December 2019 in the 2019-2020 Ranji Trophy

He has been part of IPL franchises for the last 3 to 4 years but hasn’t got a significant amount of opportunities,

IPL Career Of KM Asif

Playing IPL is like a dream come true for many Indians who want to represent themselves in national colours. Over the years IPL has come a long way with its success & recognition around the globe, everyone wants to be a part of it and in KM Asif’s case. It has been a challenge too. In 2018 for the first time, he got selected in the IPL auction by Chennai Super Kings for a decent amount of 40 lakhs but before that, he had some sort of connection with the IPL.

It has been noted that in the 2017 year he trained with the Delhi Daredevils known as Delhi Capitals now upon the recommendation of Sanju Samson, one of his intimate friends, later in the same year he did get some chance to bowl at Kolkata knight Riders camp over the influence of his coach George, who had worked with KKR as a fielding coach earlier & then in the next year as we spoke about he got selected for Chennai Super Kings but his journey in IPL never got a cracking push because of fewer opportunities for him.

He stayed with the CSK camp for 3 years but very rarely did he get the opportunity to be in the final 11 as he was supposed to be the backup fast bowler for CSK & they never felt the need to have him in the playing xi as their first choice players did exceedingly well for them. Due to that he only managed to play 4 games in IPL in his 4 years.

In February 2022 again he is picked by Chennai Super Kings for the 2022 IPL but it is likely to be expected that with Chennai having a bundle of players to play with, his chances seem to be very minute coming into the playing x1 of Chennai Super Kings until someone from the local quicks get some sort of serious injury   

Achievements Of KM Asif

  • He has taken up a 4-wicket haul in List A cricket.
  • He has picked up 3- wicket hauls on both his t20 & list A Debut
  • He is known for his express pace so he bowled a delivery at 144 kmph in his Debut match against Goa.
  • He was picked by Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL Auction for 40 lakhs
  • He made his IPL debut in 2018 as well against Delhi Capitals

Overall Career Summary Of KM Asif

Overall if we could look at the career of KM Asif, we can see that he has a lot more to offer to his country and has not achieved anything substantial in his cricketing career, with him getting the IPL contract is probably the most ideal thing for him for this year 2022, playing for CSK. We believe that IPL is possibly the most effective & feasible platform for any player to up the ante of his career and Km Asif would be thinking the same as we all know IPL gets a lot of eyeballs all around the world not only in India.

So for him, if getting an opportunity, he would make sure that he leaves no stone unturned in proving his mettle at the most competitive level and that will open more doors of opportunities for him at national level

It has been seen that he bowls with a quick pace that can be very intimidating for any batsman and can do wonders on a given day but it is also felt that he needs to add a lot more to his arsenal, with the modern batsman & their cricket bats and of course batting-friendly pitches it won’t be an exaggeration to say that only raw pace is not enough for a bowler to sustain or prolong his career. He needs to add a lot more to his arsenal and armoury that would make him insurmountable in the cricketing world

Net Worth OF KM Asif

 It has been seen that the net worth of Km Asif according to latest figures is around $1 million which is 7 crore INR & 700 Lakhs INR, his major chunk of earning has come from cricket as he plays professional cricket & also it comes from the endorsements, his IPL salary has been 40 lakh INR in previous years & 20 lakhs in this year, he also receives a salary from Kerala cricket association. He has two cars in his collections, one is Toyota Innova Crysta whose worth is 24.99 lakh INR & the other one is Renault Duster whose worth is 14.25 lakh INR.   

Social Media Figures for KM Asif

Instagram – 62.8k followers

FAQ

1. What is the full form of KM Asif?

KM Asif, popularly known as Mohammed Asif is an Indian cricketer.

2. What is the bowling speed of KM Asif?

The bowling speed of KM Asif revolves around 140 -145 kmph.

3. Is KM Asif a good bowler?

One of the surprise uncapped picks in the 2018 IPL Auctions, KM Asif is a promising Indian fast bowler hailing from Kerala with the ability to bowl at genuinely high speeds consistently.