Kamran Akmal is displeased with the treatment given to his brother Umar Akmal, despite his impressive performances in the Pakistan Cup and PSL season eight. Umar Akmal has faced unfair treatment, according to Kamran, who is a former Pakistani wicketkeeper.
During a Ramadan cricket tournament, Kamran Akmal spoke to local media and expressed that the team selection is subject to the captain’s approval and suggestion. He urged Babar Azam, the current captain, to acknowledge Umar Akmal’s potential and include him in upcoming events.
Kamran Akmal emphasized the importance of having players like Umar Akmal in the middle order for the upcoming World Cup and Asia Cup. He urged the selection committee, coaching staff, and skipper Babar Azam to recognize Umar’s potential and include him in the team.
Kamran Akmal urged for a fair chance to be given to Umar Akmal in the team selection process, pointing out that Imad had made a comeback based on his performance. He emphasized that Umar deserved the same opportunity and that the selection should be based on the captain’s approval.
Kamran Akmal praised his brother Umar Akmal’s remarkable journey back to cricket after his ban, acknowledging the years of struggle that Umar had faced.
Kamran Akmal described Umar Akmal's comeback as a bumpy road marked by years of struggle after his ban. Despite being demoted to Grade-2 by the former board members, Umar bounced back with the help of Ijaz Ahmed, who fought for his inclusion in Northern. Umar's performance in PSL season eight was remarkable, according to Kamran, who noted that he remained not out in most matches, even if he only faced three or fifteen balls.
Kamran Akmal emphasized the importance of recognizing players who have a strong mentality focused on playing for Pakistan, such as Umar Akmal, whether they bat from the first delivery or chase down a target. He stated that it’s unfair to ignore such players and called on the selection committee to recognize their efforts.
Kamran Akmal praised Umar Akmal’s impressive performances in the Pakistan Cup and PSL, highlighting his average and strike-rate. He noted that Umar’s ability to score runs for his team, even with limited deliveries, made him a valuable asset.
This is published in logicalbaat, on 29 March, 2023.