Umar Akmal Reveals His and Virat Kohli Difference
Pakistan’s middle-ranked batsman Umar Akmal has revealed why he cannot emulate the same form on the international stage with Virat Kohli. The 29-year-old claimed that the support he received from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was not the same as Virat Kohli’s from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Speaking to local media outlets, Umar Akmal reveals the difference between him and Virat Kohli he said: His [Virat Kohli] Cricket Board gave him a lot of support. They guided him and continued to guide him. He further said that the PCB selected the players based on favouritism and there was a clear indication of it.
But you know very well who the Pakistan Cricket Board supports and does not return. I would request the Cricket Board to encourage players. If you invest in a player, don’t skip it before the big tournament. Speaking about his career and selection of the national team, Akmal said he is still available and will gladly represent Pakistan.
I am available for all formats of cricket ODI, Test and T20. My priority is my own country, Pakistan, and then other international leagues. If you are performing well for Pakistan, all the leagues will automatically come to you. Being part of the Pakistan team gives a right message to all the associations that it is an out-of-the-look player.