ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Batsman Umar Akmal has said that if he is asked to choose for one format to play in, he would definitely go for Test cricket.
Akmal said he is working hard to make a comeback to Test cricket. “Whatever I am today is due to school and club cricket,” he said while talking to a private news channel.
Akmal said Shahid Afridi has always guided him during tours. “I was not satisfied with my World Cup performance, I think could have done better than what I did,” he said adding the PCB should arrange some camps for Batsmen too.
Akmal said the coaching staff is doing a lot of hard work and our team is on a right track now. “It was my dream to play against Zimbabwe in Pakistan but unfortunately I wasn’t selected and felt like quitting,” he said.
Speaking about the ODI captain, Akmal said Azhar Ali is a very good captain but he had always dreamed to play under Inzamam-ul-Haq’s captaincy.
Akmal said in domestic cricket he has always tried to play Saeed Ajmal very carefully. “There is a lot of competition in domestic circuit so it is very difficult to make into the National side,” he said adding Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Imran Butt, Raza Ali Daar, Hamza Paracha can represent Pakistan in future.
Talking about the Indo-Pak series, Akmal said the Pak-Indo series should happen as both countries will gain a lot of things and most importantly both countries fans want to see this series.