Former Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal is back in the headlines after the cricketer threatened to reveal some shocking news about senior Pakistan players. It is to be noted that a player who was reckoned for his explosive batting style on the field saw a slump after being involved in several controversies.
In the latest podcast, the 32-year-old has hit back with a threat that he will reveal some secrets that will hurt the families of some of the senior players. Akmal also opined that these secrets would make fans stop watching cricket and he was being considerate by not revealing them.
In an interview with myKhel, he quoted, "Mostly cricketers say that I am not mature. And these cricketers are the ones who I played cricket with. They are my seniors, and I really respect them. I would like to say, 'Don't force me to reveal your secrets'. I have shocking secrets of players, and if I reveal them, it will hurt their families too." He also responded to criticism over his TikTok videos and dance videos by saying that everyone has the freedom to enjoy life.
Akmal was considered Pakistan Cricket’s next hope and was highly praised by coach Waqar Younis. The wicketkeeper-batter scored 1003 runs in 16 Tests, 3194 runs in 121 ODIs, and 1690 runs in 84 T20Is for Pakistan. The youngster drowned in controversies as there were fake injury claims, and then in 2014, he was arrested for violating traffic rules, charges that included allegedly assaulting a traffic warden, following a ban.