Umar Akmal, the middle-order batsman of Pakistan, rarely lived up to his potential. Despite being given a plethora of chances, the aggressive batsman failed to cement his place in the national team. Even in his most recent comeback against Sri Lanka, Umar gathered two golden ducks, thus further exacerbating his case.
However, the 29-year old celebrated his 100th first-class game in style as he recorded an elite batting outing to score a century against Sindh in the National Stadium, Karachi.
On being questioned about a comeback in the national team, Umar said that his job is to keep performing and leave the rest up to selectors. He expressed disappointment in not capitalizing on the opportunity against Sri Lanka.
However, the Lahore born promised that he will not disappoint the selectors and management if he is trusted to get another go.
It remains to be seen if the selectors are willing to take another chance with the disfavored batsman. Debuting in 2009, Umar represented Pakistan in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20Is.