On bank of impressive displays for Quetta Gladiators in the recently concluded season of the glitzy Pakistan Super League, the belligerent middle-order batsman Umar Akmal made his way back to the national team of Pakistan.
Disappointingly, he wasn’t able to pull anything special as the explosive cricketer amassed only 150 runs across 5 innings. Nevertheless, the 28-year old cricketer commenced the Pakistan Cup with a swashbuckling innings which saw him acing the chase of 296 runs against Punjab.
The Lahore born cricketer was crestfallen to fail against Australia but revealed that the head coach Mickey Arthur motivated him a lot by advising him to live in the present and concentrate on honing his finishing skills in the ongoing Pakistan Cup. He also credited Grant Flower and Quetta’s management for working on his weaknesses.
Moreover, the Quetta Gladiators player was jubilated to help Balochistan start the tournament on a winning note as he expressed his desire to carry his good form throughout the competition. Finally, Umar was found applauding the crowd which backed both the teams.