Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal who has been dropped from the team’s Champions Trophy squad at the last moment after failing the fitness test, has apologized to all the fans who have been hurt by his conduct.
“I apologise to all the fans who have been hurt by my conduct. I still have a lot of cricket left in me and I aim to be back stronger than ever. I am even more focused on cricket now,” Akmal said in a video message.
However in this difficult situation of his cricket career he gets inspiration from his role model Younis Khan as Akmal learned a lot from the legendary cricketer about how to deal with bad patches in cricket career.
“My role model is Younis Khan, and even when he faced difficulties, he became even more determined. Similarly, I am now determined to come back more than ever,” he remarked.
The 27-year-old middle-order batsman lastly wished all the best to Pakistan Team as well as Haris Sohail who has been included in the team as Akmal’s replacement, ahead of their Champions Trophy campaign.
“First of all, I want to wish Haris Sohail best of luck. Regardless of whether I’m with the team or not, my best wishes will always be with them. I also want to thank Inzi bhai (chief selector Inzamam) for conducting a fitness test in Pakistan. I was also appointed captain of the Punjab team in the Pakistan Cup. I will try and fulfill whatever requirements the PCB has to make my return possible,” he signed off.