Kamran Akmal becomes Most Prolific Wicket-keeper Batsman
Kamran Akmal of Pakistan becomes most prolific wicket-keeper batsmen as Kamran is the only Asian wicket-keeper batsmen to score 31 centuries in first-class cricket.
The wicket keeper-batsman achieved the milestone while playing for Central Punjab against Northern, in the second round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (QeA) in Faisalabad.
Akmal is also second on the wicketkeeper-batsman list with most of the hundreds of first class. The list is led by England cricketer Les Ames, who scored 56 first-class centuries as wicket-keeper batsmen during his 25-year career, spanning 1926 to 1951.
Despite being off Pakistan’s side since 2017, Akmal, in a recent interview, promised to continue playing until he was fit and fully fit.
“I will continue to play until, unless my form abandons me and I am no longer fit to play,” he said. “The example of Younis Khan and Misbahul Haq is in front of us, as they contributed to Pakistan despite being between 30 and 40 years old.”
Kaushal Silva, from Sri Lanka, is the only other active particular hitter near Akmal on the list with 26 centuries.
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