Umar Akmal had made his debut as a promising 18-year-old talent against New Zealand in 2009. The aggressive middle-order batsman sizzled in his early days, playing some dashing knocks. However, his inconsistency has earned him lot of critics over the last few years. Once dubbed as the next big thing in Pakistan cricket, Umar suffered another major setback after he was omitted from Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) list of top players. Now, the 27-year-old middle-order batsman is back in the news after posting an image with Bentley on Twitter. Umar who is in England right now posted an image on the micro-blogging website with a caption, “Enjoying London after hard work.” The tweet was posted on July 14 and since then the Pakistani cricketer is being trolled brutally. Here are some top Twitter reactions:
????????????????????????. He’s showing off with a car because the rest of the players are getting awarded free cars and he’s not it’s killing him ????
— KHAN (@skh786kk) July 13, 2017
— a. ???????? (@izastweets10) July 14, 2017
???????????????? team se bahir hona bhi hard work hi hai naaaa
— fariakhter (@fariakhter) July 14, 2017
enjoying London after Losing Central Contract.
— Waqar Asghar Raja (@waqar618) July 13, 2017
Too much hard work in doing everything except focusing on ur real job
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@HappyMansoor) July 13, 2017
Hard work karte to aj central contrac me hote
— Rana Usman (@RanaUsm79762890) July 14, 2017
Wow Looking a very handsome guy..I want to see in Pak team once again..Please decrease your weight and continue your hard work.
— Kamran Akhtar (@engr_iam) July 14, 2017
In the list that was released by the Pakistan Cricket Board Umar Akmal along with veterans Younis Khan, former captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi were left out. Among these, Akmal is the only player who is still active. He has featured in 16 Tests, 116 ODIs and 82 T20Is for Pakistan but had failed to find a place in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy squad.
There could be more trouble for Akmal in the coming day as according to a report by PTI, Pakistan Cricket Board will hold investigations to find out if two more players were allegedly involved in spot-fixing. As per the local ‘Jang’ newspaper, these two players could be Umar Akmal and fast bowler Muhammad Sami.