Umar Akmal’s Angry Outburst Might Just Signal The End Of His International Career

Umar Akmal has always been in the spotlight, for both good and bad reasons alike. The batsman was kicked out of the team due to his fitness problem, with the player often branded as overweight, and was banished to the sidelines to work on his fitness. And now, he has accused the National team coach of hurling abuses at him.

Umar Akmal might have been the most regrettable person in all of Pakistan when the entire nation was seeing Sarfraz Ahmed lift the Champions Trophy in England a few months ago. Had it not been for his fitness issues, he might have been celebrating with the boys in white blazers. Inzamam-Ul-Haq, who was appointed Chief Selector, made it clear that fitness was one of the qualities that all Pakistani players had to prove to be selected. Since being sent back, Akmal had been working hard on his fitness regiment.

Akmal working on his arms..

Working on his game in the nets..

After an extraordinary turn of events, the man, who was once touted as one of Pakistan’s brightest ever talents, has come out accusing his own national team coach. In his press conference, Akmal accused his coach and management of not allowing him to use academy facilities and trainers in order to improve his fitness.

“I stand by what I told the media earlier today. Mickey Arthur used first poor language and then abused me. Inzamam bhai and Mushtaq bhai (Ahmed) are both witness to this incident at the NCA,” – Umar Akmal

Here are Akmal’s allegations, in his own words..

Pakistanis have come out both in support and in opposition of the Pakistani batsman..

This shiz is about to get real..

Zainab Abbas with Mickey Arthur’s side of things..

Pakistani haters just need an excuse..

As lovers of the game and mad followers of Pakistan cricket, all that we can hope is for Umar Akmal to regain his fitness, work towards performing consistently for the Pakistan team, and for the matter to be amicably resolved, so that Pakistan cricket can move forward. Who do you think is to blame for this altercation?

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