Pakistan lower-middle-order batsman Umar Akmal is out of contention for a place in the national ODI and T20I sides due to discipline issues but his recent performance in the National T20 Cup, where he scored 115 runs off just 48 balls, has made a strong case for his return.
On Monday, Umar scored the joint fastest century for his side Lahore Whites off 43 balls as he walked in with 52 runs on the board and 11 overs gone.
His heroics led the side to a total of 175 runs and the opposition, Rawalpindi, were only able to manage 156 runs in their reply.
However, when asked about his exclusion from the team on disciplinary grounds in the post-match ceremony, Umar did not hold his horses back.
Umar was asked by the presenter to comment on his discipline in the national team after a show of 'disciplined batting' and he said: “Can you please tell me what kind of discipline you are talking about?”
The presenter then rephrased her question and asked: "You show lack of discipline in the dressing room and with the team? What do you have to say about it?"
Umar didn't seem quite happy with the inquiry and said: "You are not in our dressing room so it is better to ask this question from our team management."
Well, he might not have enough discipline in his bag but he sure knows how to reply to his critics.
Here is the complete post-match match interview.