Exclusive – I am not going to repeat mistakes, will respond to critics soon – Umar Akmal

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Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal strives to be best. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Overlooked Pakistan middle-order batter – Umar Akmal maintained that he had learned from his past mistakes and he will not repeat them owing to his brash and bold approach.

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“I am not going to repeat mistakes. In the last two years, I have learned a lot. Well, my father and my wife had backed me a lot and I am going to respond [with performance] to those who were giving out statements. It’s all in my heart,” Umar Akmal told Cricnode.com

When asked about his struggle and passion for the game, Umar reiterated that he had worked hard and had improved on his game with time.

“Whatever cricket is left in me I will be very sincere to it. I am going to give a hundred per cent,” Umar maintained.

Cricket is my passion: Umar Akmal

Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal was mostly out of the Pakistan team for his brash attitude and fitness issues. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The flamboyant batter further remarked that he had worked extremely hard for improving his fitness.

“Cricket is my passion. I am a known figure because of cricket. I will definitely stage a comeback [in the national side]. Being a player, I always wanted to be the best; be it on the field or away. I always focused on my fitness which subsequently helps in acing the game,” he further told Cricnode.

Meanwhile, Umar Akmal is raring to be a part of the Pakistan national side by giving his best in the ongoing seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

“Yes, my aim is to represent Pakistan again and I hope this PSL augurs well batting-wise,” Umar Akmal signed off.

The Lahore-born 31-year-old batter who failed to live up to the expectations after drawing praise from experts represented Pakistan in 121 ODIs, 84 T20Is and 16 Tests since 2009.

Overall, Umar had featured in 263 T20s in which he amassed 5,579 runs at an average of 28.75. He has 33 half-centuries and a solitary hundred to his name in the shortest version of the game.

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