Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Pakistan wicketkeeper batter Umar Akmal has reacted to skipper Babar Azam’s latest claims the place he stated that one among his cousins refused to lend him a pair of footwear throughout the beginning days of his cricketing profession. The now Pakistan skipper recalled his battle and shared the incident and stated that he shouldn’t have requested for the footwear within the first place.

Babar made his worldwide debut in Might 2015 in opposition to Zimbabwe in an ODI collection. Only a 12 months later, he made his first look in Check and the T20I format as properly. Since then, Babar has been probably the most prized participant for Pakistan, making loads of runs for his nation.

“I requested my cousin if he might lend me a pair of joggers, however he refused, claiming that he didn’t have any. I realised I had stated one thing I shouldn’t have. I shouldn’t have requested for the footwear within the first place,” stated the Pakistani skipper throughout an interview just a few weeks again.

I do not know which of our cousins refused to present footwear to Babar: Umar Akmal

Responding to the feedback in an interview with a neighborhood information channel, Umar Akmal stated that he doesn’t have an concept which one among Babar’s cousins refused to lend him a pair of footwear. Akmal additionally added that their households have all the time backed the youngsters and their quest to pursue cricket as a profession.

“I do not know which of our cousins refused to present footwear to Babar. We’ve all the time provided assist to kinfolk who needed to play cricket. I’ve by no means turned down a request. People who find themselves near me are properly conscious of this,” Akmal stated throughout an interview.

Speaking about Babar numbers in worldwide cricket, the right-handed batter has represented Pakistan in 200 matches throughout all three codecs and has amassed a complete of 9,798 runs thus far. He has stroked 65 fifties and 23 centuries together with all three codecs of the sport.

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