Flamboyant Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal was said to be one of the most exciting talents in world cricket when he made his debut for the country at the age of 19 back in 2009. However, he failed to do justice with his talent as he fell off the track after a couple of years at the international level.
The batsman was included in the national side before this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup, however, his below par fitness did not get him into the squad for the mega event. In a recent interview, the 29-year-old has claimed that he has not received the kind of support from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which he should have just like the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did for Virat Kohli.
“Kohli’s cricket board gave him a lot of support. They guided him and continue to guide him even now. I am not saying that I was not given support. But you know very well who the cricket board backs and doesn’t back. I have not received enough chances. Now the new system is in place, my best wishes are with them. I am hopeful they will now give me a chance,” he said.