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KARACHI: Discarded Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal on Tuesday defended the erratic behaviour of his youthful brother, Umar Akmal, saying the nation’s cricket institution has did not deal with the gifted batsman.
Umar is presently serving a three-year ban for not reporting spot-fixing approaches however has appealed towards the choice with an unbiased tribunal of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The date of the listening to is but to be finalised.
“Off the field activities are nothing new in Pakistan cricket. Team management and captain should know how to deal with such players. Look at the way Inzi bhai (Inzamam-ul-Haq) handled Shoaib (Akhtar), (Mohammad) Asif and Shahid (Afridi). If the same was done with Umar Akmal, things would have turned out differently,” he was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan web site.
Kamran additionally voiced his unhappiness at being stored out of the nationwide staff regardless of good performances in home cricket.
“I’ve been performing in home cricket and PSL (Pakistan Super League) over the past 5 years however regardless of that I’ve not been given an opportunity to play for Pakistan,” he stated.
“In the current previous, a few coaches didn’t like me which is why I remained on the sidelines.
“It’s unfair to maintain me out of the Test and T20I facet, particularly, as a result of I can play solely as a batsman. If Matthew Wade could make a comeback with a mean of 18-20, why not me who averages almost 60,” he added.
Kamran final performed for Pakistan in 2017 within the West Indies regardless of having a profitable profession within the nationwide staff throughout a profession spanning 53 Tests, 157 ODIs and 58 T20s.
Kamran additionally suggested the nationwide selectors to select gamers on the idea of performances in home cricket quite than simply the PSL, whereas additionally drawing parallels with Indian Premier League (IPL).
“Players are chosen on efficiency in PSL, whereas those that have been doing effectively in home cricket are ignored. That’s not the way you make good groups,” he stated.
“If India began doing this, they might have the whole staff chosen from IPL.
“Tournaments like IPL and PSL are good for exposure and confidence but the performances that count come from four-day cricket,” he concluded.