KARACHI: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has come under fire from the team management for allegedly requesting former captain Imran Khan to put in a word to the team management about pushing him up in the batting slot.
A furious former skipper Ramiz Raza wants the team management to bench Akmal junior for his selfish attitude.
“I am very angry with Umar’s behavior. Whenever he meets with a former great, he ends up talking about having his batting order changed. My heart says that for his behavior Umar should be sat out in the next match,” Ramiz said on Geo News channel.
It was learnt that when Imran dropped in to meet the Pakistan players for a pep talk before the crucial game against India yesterday, Umar took the opportunity to ask him to tell the captain (Shahid Afridi) to send him to bat in the top order.
TV channels showed footage of Umar talking about it to Imran and the former great than turning around and telling someone that Umar should be sent to bat up the order.
Ramiz said that he was disappointed that Umar complained to Imran knowing well they were television cameras around them.