Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has oftentimes been on the receiving end of the trolls due to his problems with the English language. Although it is not a crime to not know fluent English, he has been brutally trolled by cricket fans over the years. This time too, he has found himself on the receiving end after he posted a photo on Twitter with an obvious error.
On Wednesday morning, he shared a photo with former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Razzaq and captioned the post, “Mother from another brother”. This was an obvious error by the batsman as he would have wanted to write ‘Brother from another mother’. Although Akmal managed to delete the post within a few moments, it was not before a Twitter user managed to take a screenshot and post it on their account.
Twitter did not waste much time in brutally trolling the batsman. The users also brought out new memes to troll Akmal’s difficulties with English.
Recently, the 29-year-old was in news after escaping a ban from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for allegedly making crude remarks to a trainer during a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
The said incident occurred late last month when all the players who hold central and domestic central contracts were directed to take fitness tests at the NCA ahead of the home series against Bangladesh and the Pakistan Super League.
During the body fat test, Umar got frustrated after failing the other tests and made some crude remarks to the trainer while undressing. The trainer is understood to have reported the matter to Misbah-ul-Haq who is head coach and chief selector and he asked the board to hold an inquiry.
After the board appointed their senior official and former Test batsman Haroon Rasheed as head of the inquiry committee, it was expected that Umar would be fined and also banned probably from the national one-day cup due after the PSL.
But the youngest of the Akmal brothers apologized and expressed regrets for his reaction during the fitness test and requested the board for leniency.
Umar, who is just 26, last played a Test for his country in September 2011 but he has been in and out of the white ball squads his last appearance coming in a T20 international against Sri Lanka at Lahore last October.
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