Posted By : Mamoona Naseer

3/13/2015 3:34:42 PM

Sports News

Unfair to compare me with Kholi, Says Umar Akmal

Umar Akmal says it’s unfair to compare me with Virat Kholi as Virat Kholi bats in the top order while I’m a middle order batsman.

“It is always my effort to deliver 100 per cent for the team and Pakistan but I know people compare me to Kohli which is not right because he bats higher up the order,” Umar told Pakistani reporters in Adelaide on Thursday, according to Press Trust of India.

“They have not watched me bat at number three in domestic first-class cricket that is where I bat most of the time. I can only say they will soon trust me and allow me to bat higher up the order where I feel more comfortable,” he said.

“I should not be compared to Kohli because if he came in to bat at six or seven and performed than I would understand and accept the comparisons. If I get a chance to bat higher up I believe I can perform better than what I do and get big innings,” he said.

He made it clear that he is not complaining because he always try to give his best irrespective to the position.  

“Even now, I am working hard with my coaches to get this knack of converting good starts into big scores. I know I can do that but sometimes the situations I come into bat I don’t have time to play long innings,” Akmal added.

User Comments

Leave a Reply

Name :


E-mail :


Message :


Enter This Code