Kamran Akmal showed confidence on the newly appointed Chief Selector, Inzamam Ul Haq. The eldest of the Akmal brothers feels that Inzamam Ul Haq will give the neglected players a proper chance to make a comeback on the basis of their performance.
Akmal was talking to The Nation when he said that Inzamam will give opportunities on the basis of merit instead of his personal likings and dislikings. Akmal quoted selector’s act of not including his nephew, Imam Ul Haq in the probable names to tour England, is a an evidence of his approach.
The wicketkeeper batsman stated that Inzi was an exceptional player and a great captain, which he always gave him confidence when he played under his captaincy.
Kamran Akmal went on to say that Pakistan cricket is struggling, ranked at 9th in ODI and 7th in T20s is alarming as they have been Champions in both the limited over formats. He feels, Inzamam can save the sinking ship of Pakistan cricket with his matchless experience and knowledge. He will play a key role in getting players’ their confidence back and improve Pakistan’s ranking in ODIs and T20s.
Kamran Akmal said that his playing days are not over yet and he is working tirelessly in the NCA on his batting and wicketkeeping. He is happy that Adnan got rewarded for his constant hard work and got a call for the fitness camp, however, it is nothing to do with family.
On being asked about Umar Akmal, Kamran said that players are also human, if a player is underprforming, misbehaving during camps, skipping training session, he should be punished. But, visiting places for entertainment with friends or families should not be made an issue. Players should only be punished for his on-field deeds, not for his off the field acts.