Umar Akmal was brought in to the Pakistani side in a very young age as the most brightest prospect in the country. He got a good first impression due to his brother, Kamran Akmal, who is still one of the most humble and decent cricketer in Pakistan.
Usually, cricketers make it to the highlights after their tremendous form on the field but Umar Akmal has shown a very good talent to make it to the headlines without doing anything. He had god talent before, in a very young age but his ego killed it all a long ago.
He has been given a lot of chances in the national side but he has never been good enough to prove himself. He’s probably on the television headlines even today and it’s just another normal day for those players who perform day and night and wonder why Umar Akmal is still in place of them on headlines instead of them. Umar Akmal has played a very nice upper cut today to kill his 0.0001% chance of being a part of Pakistani squad for the series against Sri Lanka in September. What a talent. Well the reason is, Umar Akmal called the press this evening and accused the head coach, Mickey Arthur for abusing him in front of the chief selector, Inzamam Ul-Haq. Well at first place, if Mickey Arthur really abused Umar Akmal, he should be questioned about what took so long for Mickey for abusing Umar Akmal. Well, Mickey refused the allegations and however cleared things up. Umar Akmal wanted to use the faculties of the National Cricket Academy Lahore but the people in charge refused to let him use and asked him to ask the head coach first. The head coach, Mickey Arthur told him that he’s not allowed to use the facilities since he’s not a central contracted player. Mickey had his own reason and that made Umar Akmal extremely emotional as always.
Umar says that he knows he failed the fitness test seven times but that doesn’t means hes not allowed to train. Well, he doesn’t know the value of being terminated from the central contract. Why would he? He has always doe good enough to take him out of the good books. Umar has never been serious enough to be professional cricketer. He has shown immaturity consistently but never showed consistency with the bat, even in fielding. He even once tried to leave out a bad impression about Junaid Khan who wasn’t going to play due to food poisoning which the skipper of Lahore, Umar Akmal didnt know and tried to make a controversy out of it by saying he doesn’t knows where Junaid Khan is.
He’s also involved in scandals for every two months now but Pakistani cricket fans are used to it now. Umar Akmal has not shown any maturity for the cricket and shouldn’t be anywhere near it according to his statistics. He has a very good average and strike in terms of controversies. After all these dramas by him, maybe he can hit hard controversies on a rainy cold night in stoke.