Once dubbed as the “next big thing” for the Pakistan Cricket, Umar Akmal proved to be nothing more than a mere failure both as a player and as a batsman. Akmal failed in pitching a stable performance, which was not a satisfactory one, and consequently was unable to prove his abilities in the game to the cricket board and to the general public at large.
Till date, Umar Akmal has played in 16 Test matches, 116 One Day Internationals and 82 T20s – in short, he has played enough what a player needs to prove his mettle, but this cricketer simply fell short to prove any ability. In fact, he even failed to secure a position in the country’s Champions Trophy squad held earlier this year. Heaped further humiliation, on July 12, 2017, Umar Akmal was officially excluded from Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) list of players who received national contracts, thus handing out yet another blow to his dwindling sporting career.
The cricketer who has failed to live up to expectation, since then, has been working hard on his fitness and for country cricket in England. To remain relevant and visible, something he does reach out to his ‘fans’ through Twitter, every now and then. He could not stop himself from posting photographs.
In the latest picture posted by Akmal on Twitter, he was seen posing in a fuchsia colored kurta and posing with a bull on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakr Eid. The post was titled “About last night #Qurbani”.
— Umar Akmal (@Umar96Akmal) September 2, 2017
Needless to say, the cricketer’s insensitive photographs had him mercilessly trolled on Twitter. Take a look at what some had to say about him:
Gaay ke saath Gadha khada hai
— ma que bella🌞 (@chatpataka100) September 2, 2017
Aap cricket qurban Kar dijiye. Aapki desh ka bhala ho jayega.
— Yash Agarwalla (@Yashagarwalla) September 2, 2017
Wo tujhse zyada kaam ki hai.
— Dhruv (@SprComandoDhruv) September 2, 2017
He’s sweeping the floor with his long trousers. 😂😂😂
— EngelandReloaded84 (@BackOnYourTL) September 2, 2017
Bechara bhooka ha pait to us Ka sath laga Hova ha usy chaara to dalna tha selfie leny sy pahly
— Sumera Imran (@sumeraimrandxb) September 2, 2017
Stay away from Mickey Arthur. He might be looking forward to slaughtering you 😂
— J. (@a_socialanimal) September 2, 2017
Then bakra test 😂 pic.twitter.com/sjnYoIdAyc
— KISHAN (@kishanjha3) September 2, 2017
And that’s not all – he was trolled on and on by the Twitter users, sometimes too harshly –
A perfect example of ‘Money can’t buy you class’
— Jawaid (@jawaidsays) September 3, 2017
Oy tenu dressing sense kadon ay gi ?? Fr havens sake wear smthng bearable.
— Meer (@meer_e_karvan) September 3, 2017
Bhai aisay suit to anarkali main b nai miltay ap kahan say latay ho ?
— Ali Umair Chaudhary (@Aliumairch) September 2, 2017
Cow ke badle teri qurbani deni chahiye. ..you dumb player. .
— Vineet Ahlawat (@VineetAhlawat8) September 2, 2017
Akmal was in the news recently, mainly for off-field reasons. His tiff with Pakistani coach Mickey Arthur got a lot of attention. Akmal says that Mickey Arthur has barred him from using the facilities at National Cricket Academy, which ad the failed cricketer resort to the using abusive languages. Akmal complains that the support staff and foreign coaches have refused to work with him as he does not hold a central contract with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Well, whether his version is to be relied up or not, only an investigation will tell, but as of now, his spirits must have hit rock bottom, especially so after his one insensitive tweet!