It’s the umpteenth time Umar Akmal is being trolled on Twitter. During the post-match conference, he was being questioned on his winning performance in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The match was between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United and Akmal’s performance was outstanding in the match.
While replying to the question on him being compared to team India’s new captain, Virat Kohli, he said,
There can be no comparisons between the two as he bats at number 6 and Kohli walks in at number 3. When people compare me to Kohli, it’s a matter of number. Since Kohli’s debut he is batting at number three and I have been batting at number six. Let me play at number three slot and him on six, then compare me with him. I never wailed over my number. I do everything for my team.
He further added,
Whatever cricket I have played, it’s for the team and the number comes later. But when people compare me with Kohli, only then do I point out that I bat in the lower middle order.
Take a look at the video of Umar Akmal answering the question about his comparison with Kohli.
Umar Akmal Answering to the Question about the comparison with Kohli… pic.twitter.com/AV1hhPd47l
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorz1) February 21, 2017
Kohli fans couldn’t take Akmal’s comment and Tweeple started backlashing. Umar Akmal got mercilessly trolled on Twitter for not respecting the caliber of the Indian captain. Take a look at some of the Twitter reactions.
@taimoorz1 it doesn’t even make any sense asking such question by umar akmal..useless😈
— Raja Waqar Younis (@RajaWaqarYouni3) February 22, 2017
@taimoorz1 when d same question was asked from Ahmad Shehzad he said he was not given the confidence as has been given to kohli
— M (@MeethiChuurri) February 21, 2017
So Anushka, can we compare Akmal with Kohli?