Umar Akmal's smug response to questions on discipline

Pakistan lower-middle-order batsman scored 115 off 48 on Monday for Lahore White in National T20 Cup

Sports Desk September 06, 2016
Umar Akmal scored 115 off 48 balls for Lahore Whites. PHOTO: PCB

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.

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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 Akmal hit nine fours and as many sixes for his ton. PHOTO: PCB

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?”

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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 Akmal raises his bat to acknowledge the crowd for his century. PHOTO: PCB

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."

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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.


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Shaukat ali | 4 years ago | Reply When inzimam started as coach he was being strict and left umar akmal on the sidelines on the basis of lack of discipline. Akmal made so many public apologies just to crawl back into the side but inzi stayed strict! Now with just one series loss, inzi had already talked to akmal about bringing him back, now this cartoon character has already grown back his ego and is back to his old mind games.
Haji Atiya | 4 years ago | Reply Your typical couldn't care less, anything goes Pakistani.
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