The ongoing edition of Pakistan Cup has provided all the cricketers a massive opportunity to catch the attention of the selectors. Explosive middle-order batsman Umar Akmal is making a most of the opportunity as he looks adamant to get himself registered in the World Cup squad of Pakistan despite not being called for a fitness test for the mega-event.
While he wasn’t able to produce his best in the ODI series against Australia but the 26-year old is scoring brilliantly in the 50-over domestic tournament. After recording a swashbuckling century in a run-chase against Punjab, the Lahore born hammered Sindh to score his first half-century century of the tournament. Unluckily, he failed to score his second successive century by a margin of 1 run.
The most special thing about Umar’s innings was the brisk pace with which he allowed Balochistan to dictate the terms. Consuming only 66 balls, the Quetta Gladiators player clobbered the bowlers to score 99 runs. The iconic innings witnessed the belligerent cricketer smashing 7 fours and 6 sixes. While Umar looked set to get another player of the match award, the all-round brilliance of Amad Butt surpassed him.