Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal believes Umar Akmal, should have been treated in a different manner by the team management, as to keep the latter out of controversies.
Kamran compared Umar’s case with former cricketers like Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar. “Off the field activities in nothing new in Pakistan cricket. Team management and captain should know how to deal with such players. Look at the way Inzamam ul Haq handled Shoaib, Muhammad Asif and Afridi. If the same was done with Umar, things had turned out differently,” cricketpakistan.com.pk quoted Kamran as saying.
The Lahore-born also revealed that he was intentionally kept out of the national side, despite good performance in domestic cricket.? “I have been performing in domestic cricket and Pakistan Super League (PSL) during the last five years but despite that I have not been given a chance to play for Pakistan,” he said.—APP