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When you hear this phrase ‘well bowled Dany” in desi accent it is no one else but, Kamran Akmal trying to perk up Danish Kaneria after he has dropped a simple sitter. One can easily say that he is a bad keeper and a good baby sitter. He was baby sitting his child all night while his wife was sleeping in the hotel room. When I first read this on a cricket blog, I did not believe it, but here it is: “According to sources, Kamran was often seen pacing up and down the corridor of the Inter Continental Hotel in central Sydney with his baby in his arms.” http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/sports/babysitting-affected-kamrans-sydeny-performance_100301332.html#ixzz0cKG4FfSw
Bringing wives on foreign tours is something that has become a fashion these days It is a point to prove that you are committed and devoted to your wife (whereas, you are supposed to be committed and devoted to the game) and not being distracted by the cheer leaders. Also, to show to the conservative nation that you are not a playboy but, a boy who plays. He who plays, and plays for his wife is Akmal. He who plays and, betrays his team and nation but, pleases his wife by babysitting is Akmal. He who plays behind the wickets and drop simple catches is Akmal. He who drops a catch is a wicketkeeper, ignore him. But, he who drops a hat-trick of simple catches, is Akmal, play him again and again, so that the team never wins. This is the result of having an extra baggage or a drag in the team. He brings his extra baggage on the tour and he dumps it on the ground.
It is about time that Kamran Akmal is dropped from the team. He needs a sabbatical, perhaps a year or two. If he wants an extra pair of hands to babysit his child who could be better than his own brother or uncle of the baby? Take him along Mr. Akmal, but stop black-mailing the board or the nation. Don’t use pressure tactics and don’t consider your younger brother as a trump card. You have ruined your career don’t ruin his. He has just started his career and doing well, if you drag him in this mess of politics, he will not grow up as a cricketer but, a petty politician. He will be better off if you take him along and join a political party and groom him over there.
Every time the Pakistan cricket team steals the headlines but, not for good reason. It is either about ball tampering, drugs related, discipline related name a controversy and they are not behind. This time, it is an administrative issue and that too a simple one. A player who is not performing well, gets some rest. But, Kamran Akmal is so adamant to play in the third test that he is playing the dirtiest of games by not only being disobedient by refusing to back off, he is talking to the media, telling that he is definitely playing, calling Sarfaraz Ahmad “a rival” and citing Ricky Ponting’s current batting form to defend his own weaknesses and follies, rather blunders. And, the irony is, he is not ashamed, he appears to be very proud about his past performance, which he thinks is excellent? As if no one has any brains to remember how “disgustipatingly” pathetic a wicketkeeper he is.
His records may only show the number of runs he scored or number of catches he held. But, there is no record of the century or catches that he dropped in ALL forms of the games i.e., test, ODI and T20. Some people are used to seeing him dropping catches and take it for granted, some are sick of it and want to see his back. Unfortunately for Pakistan, all those who have criticized his bad performances their voices have disappeared in oblivion. Kamran Akmal is there for the last one decade, constantly dropping catches like bird droppings which are unhealthy and potentially fatal. Likewise, Kamran dropping catches alone has resulted in defeats for the team, which otherwise could have won at least 25-30 test matches and 30-40 ODI’s during the last ten years. This is not an exaggeration, if there is any source that records the number of catches dropped, Kamran Akmal must be topping the list, he must be head & shoulders above the rest of the wicketkeepers in the world.
So much has been written and said about his pathetic wicketkeeping since the shameful defeat at Sydney Cricket Ground last week when he dropped 4 simple catches of Mike Hussey, three in a row and another one the next day that people are sick of discussing it anymore and many Pakistanis I have encountered and asked their opinions, they said, they are not interested in cricket anymore. Especially, as long as Kamran Akmal is playing, as long as Mohammad Yousuf is the captain, as long as Intikhab Alam is the coach-cum-manager of the Pakistan team.
For the sake of 170 million population Kamran Akmal, Mohammd Yousuf and Intikhab Alam PLEASE GO HOME, I AM READY TO PAY ONE WAY TICKET TO YOUR HOME.