Umar Akmal Reveals Why He Couldn’t Become Like Virat Kohli

Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has revealed why he couldn’t emulate the same form as Virat Kohli on the international stage.

The 29-year-old claimed that the support he got from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was not the same as what Virat Kohli from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Speaking to a local media outlet, Akmal said:

His [Kohli’s] cricket board gave him a lot of support. They guided him and continue to guide him even now. I am not saying that I was not given support.

He further implied that the PCB selected players based on favoritism and there was a clear indication of that.

But you know very well who the cricket board backs and doesn’t back. I would request the cricket board to support its players. If you invest in a player, then don’t drop him before big tournaments.

Speaking about his career and selection for the national team, Akmal added that he is still available and would gladly represent Pakistan.

I am available for all three formats of cricket. My first priority is Pakistan and then other leagues. If you are playing for Pakistan and performing well, then all the leagues come to you. Being part of the Pakistan team sends a good message for all the leagues that this is the player to look out for.


Do you agree with Umar Akmal? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • He is too egoistic and proud when given chances. Besides, he is not dependable batsman is found way back to pavilion soon after reaching pitch when the Team needs him best. Off the pitch he was also involved in ugly scenes such as fighting with Traffic Constables after Traffic Violation, Dancing and other immoral activities. He needs to be disciplined himself very seriously before requesting PCB to reconsider him for another chance. He has asked for it.

  • why on earth everyone is comparing with Virat play your own natural game carve your own identity be a professional… he had his chance but he was immature and seems that he will remain immature.

  • Virat Kohli is very hardworking person and has shown it in his performance. While Akmal waisted his opportunities and is a trouble maker

  • Whatever Umer Akmal has said , is simply absurd and nonsense. ناچ نہ جانے آنگن ٹیڑھا
    He is a constant trouble maker and violated discipline not once but a number of times. He himself believes in nepotism and wants to get selected due to his indirect connections with the PM.
    There is not even the slightest comparison with Virat Kohli and Umer Akmal . یہ منہ اور مسور کی دال .
    Virat Kohli is far ahead of him.

  • Umar got all his chances and failed. PCB please no more chances. Kholi got support from board because he plays fr his country n he is really hard working. No comparison.


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