Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal has once again landed himself in hot waters after misbehaving during a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Lahore.
Reports confirm that when the foreign trainer wanted to check Umar Akmal’s body fat, he took all of his clothes off and angrily questioned: “Do you see anybody fat?”
Following Umar’s unethical behavior, a complaint was immediately launched against him.
It is believed that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will take strict action against him and he is likely to be also kicked from the next domestic season. It also remains to be seen whether Umar will be able to play in the upcoming edition of PSL or not.
This is not the first time Umar Akmal has found himself on the wrong end of the situation due to his rebellious and immature behavior. Previously, he was fined 20 percent of match fee for a late-night out during the 5th ODI against Australia in Dubai.
Akmal pleaded guilty and following that claimed that he is a ‘changed man’ and will do everything in his power to make a national comeback in the near future.
I have changed myself a lot. My family has a big role to play in this. I have not appeared in headlines or social media for the past three to four years. I am trying to focus on my training and cricket now. That is why my focus has shifted from other irrelevant things. You can say that you will see a new Umar Akmal the next time my fans see me. I am trying very hard to curtail my off-field activities. I plan on giving more time to my cricket and training.
It is worth mentioning that Umar’s brother, Kamran Akmal, stood in support of him and said that it was a big misunderstanding.