Kamran Akmal Lashes Out at Misbah for Taking His Online Fitness Test

Wicket-keeper batsman, Kamran Akmal, has once again criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for conducting the fitness test during the lockdown.

Fitness is important but skill development needs more hard work.

The 38-year-old has grown tired of too many fitness tests during the season and has suggested the head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq, to focus more on skill development.

It becomes really difficult to give fitness tests after every two or three months during the season. PCB should rather train players by setting up a camp in the off season. This is what previous coaches like the late Bob Woolmer used to do.

Akmal further said that too much training only for fitness tests can result in injuries, saying that the players should also work more on their skills.

Players should spend more time improving their skills. Misbah himself understands that he has performed in international cricket for a long time due to his skills.

The remarks have come in the aftermath of Sohaib Maqsood’s injury which he sustained during the online fitness test. Akmal is known to have fitness issues and has previously been sidelined due to the same fact.


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Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq had urged the players to keep themselves motivated and fit during the lockdown so that they can put their game faces on as soon as the lockdown ends.


Do you agree with Kamran Akmal’s remarks? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Kamran Akmal should start playing Golf as he can’t play T20 at 38. He is a worst wicketkeeper in both ODI & Test format. So desiptr he is always super Unfit, he has no right to say something on fitness.

  • Kamran is Literally right this time.
    No doubt fitness is important for an international player to perform consistently across all the formats but skills matter the most.
    How many players have we been watching performing consistently without being super fit? (In past and present).
    Indian player Rohit isn’t fit but have been performing consistently great for his team, scoring pools of runs for team India, whereas Dhawan is quite fit but doesn’t score consistently.
    There are plenty of examples in World cricket.
    Skills are more important than fitness.
    Yeh, your need to be perfect in everything to be the among best players in the world but when it comes to scoring runs, you need to have skills.

  • Kamran is Literally right this time.
    No doubt fitness is important for an international player to perform consistently across all the formats but skills matter the most.
    How many players have we been watching performing consistently without being super fit? (In past and present).
    Indian player Rohit isn’t fit but have been performing consistently great for his team, scoring pools of runs for team India, whereas Dhawan is quite fit but doesn’t score consistently.
    There are plenty of examples in World cricket.
    Yeh, you need to be perfect in everything to be the among best players in the world but when it comes to scoring runs, you need to have skills.

  • Well as a matter of fact I do understand that fitness is one of the most important things in every sports and Misbah is trying to up the game but surely the criteria of the selection should not be just on fitness you also have to consider the skills and form of players and give them a chance because a lot of international players are performing without being super fit just showcasing their skills so yeah I think Kamran does have a valid point.


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