Umar Akmal declared dead on social media. But wait, Pakistan cricketer is alive

first_imgUmar Akmal has had to deal with some tough times over the last few months since his pubic outburst against Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur but he could not have been prepared for what lay in store for him on social media.The 27-year-old batsman, once Pakistan’s biggest hope in the international stage, was declared dead on social media. Just so his well-wishers and fans had no lingering doubts, he also added a video for good measure. (‘Suresh Raina abused me’, Umar Akmal once complained to MS Dhoni. What happened next?)Back in August, Umar had dug a bit of hole for himself after a fiery press conference where he targeted Arthur after being denied use of facilities at the National Cricket Umar Akmal (@Umar96Akmal) November 28, 2017″I had gone to England for rehabilitation of my knee injury,” Akmal had said on August 16. “After I recovered, I went to the NCA to start working on my fitness and training. But the coaching staff doesn’t want to work with me at all.”When I asked why all those international coaches didn’t want to work with me, they responded that they wanted to prioritise working with players who had central contracts. I said that I too am an international Pakistan cricketer, and if my fitness is lacking – and I admit that along the way my fitness has been found wanting – they should help me.”However, Umar, had later regretted his words.The stylish batsman last played Test cricket for Pakistan back in 2011 and has not featured in international cricket since January 2017.advertisementlast_img

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