MUMBAI Mohammad Asif did not need reminding of his 'very bad debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2004-05, when he was hit into orbit by Adam Gilchrist. It was an inauspicious start to the young pacemans career, which has taken some interesting and controversial turns since that first outing and which reached a high point at the same ground when he seized a career-best 6-41 to complete Australias demolition. The 27-year-old medium pacer is now hoping to get Man of the Match award on Wednesday. This will be his second MoM award in a months time as last he won against New Zealand in Wellington. He took four wickets in each of New Zealand innings. Yes those months (banned period) was very sad and horrible and I dont want to recount them. I am happy with my recent performance. I worked very hard in net and had a good net practice at domestic level, he said. I just try to bowl in the right area and swing the ball, try to stop the runs, Asif said.