Kamran Akmal, the wicket-keeping batsman of Pakistan Cricket Team, has advised his brother, Umar Akmal, to learn from Indian cricketers who have increased their ethical morals and are respectful by any means.
Umar Akmal has recently got banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after which he won’t be able to play any form of the game for the next three years. Kamran Akmal used the examples of Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, and MS Dhoni and said that Umar shall learn from these cricketers who keep their morale high without involving in such activities.
However, Kamran also said that the board has exaggerated the matter and they are not showing the actual footage as I know my brother personally. He said that the board has not done justice and Umar shall be treated like as that of other players but the prior management was also too hard on him.
“It has been a difficult time for us as a family with not just Covid19 but with the situation around Umar. He can never be what the media says he did. He may have reported late, but PCB should deal with him like anyone else. Cricket is our bread and butter. He has been dealt a very raw deal by the previous management (led by former coach Mickey Arthur). He needs a bit more support,” Akmal told a chat show Cow Corner Chronicles.
“My advice for Umar is that he has to learn. If he has made a mistake, he must learn from others. He is still young. There are many distractions in life.”
Kamran Akmal also used Babar Azam and Abid Ali in the examples who avoid such controversies and give their best for the sake of their country.
“But he must learn from say, Virat Kohli. In the early days of IPL, Virat was different and then he changed his attitude and approach. Look how he has turned into world’s number one batsman. Then there is our own Babar Azam who is now in the top three in the world,” said Kamran.
“Then there are other examples like Dhoni. Look at the way he led his team. Then Sachin paaji who was always away from controversies. These are fantastic examples before us. We should observe and learn from them.”
“They only looked at the sport. Off the ground, their behaviour was impeccable with their fans and they are fine ambassadors for the sport. We can only benefit from their examples. All this benefits our country as well just from looking at these guys, especially the current lot of Kohli, Babar Azam and Abid Ali,” he added.