Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Umar Akmal, one of the most gifted players of Pakistan, has somehow failed to utilize his potential. Ever since his debut, the belligerent striker grabbed a lot of attention with his impressive stroke play. But, it also brought his downfall as Umar’s shot-making became increasingly reckless. Moreover, his non-serious attitude joined the equation to make Umar a problematic child of Pakistan cricket.
Making his comeback in the series against Australia in United Arab Emirates, the 29-year old wasn’t able to show the form he exhibited in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). As a result, he wasn’t picked for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament despite carrying the experience of playing over 200 International games.
Nevertheless, the proficient batsman has no plans to give up as he is working hard in nets to minimize his mistakes and get back to donning the green jersey of Pakistan. The Lahore born revealed that he hasn’t lost hope and giving his best to win the confidence of selectors. It remains to be seen if Umar makes yet another comeback in the national team.