Umar Akmal and Waqar Younis at odds

Umar Akmal and Waqar Younis at odds


Chastising out at Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s controversial middle order batsman Umar Akmal has stated that the former coach forced him to do wicket-keeping in Test matches and on refusal was threatened to be disqualified from the team.

“Talking about Pakistan cricket team, I accept that I refused to perform wicket-keeping duties in Test matches, however, I did wicket-keeping in limited overs cricket for three [to] four years,” said Akmal, during the finals of Pakistan Cup last night (Sunday).

“There our coach back then Waqar Younis told me to do wicket-keeping in Test matches, but I refused because we had a series ahead in Dubai, where Misbah ul Haq [the then skipper] used to play three spinners and one fast bowler,” Akmal added.

The middle order batsman claimed that he was of the view that wicket-keeping in those conditions would hamper his performance with the bat. However, Akmal claimed that his refusal didn’t sit well with Waqar Younis.

“I remember his [Younis] words, ‘I will see who will allow you to play cricket in the future,’ to which I pleaded that I want to play for my country,” Akmal said.

Earlier, Akmal publicly admonishing out Pakistan’s current coach Mickey Arthur, leveling allegations that the head coach had used foul language with him.


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