Legendary Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has sent a hilariously bizarre message to Umar Akmal after his continued disciplinary issues.
According to reports, Akmal conceded he had met a bookie and kept the PCB in the dark about the incident after the board’s anti-corruption unit presented strong evidence against him.
Prior to this, Akmal allegedly exposed himself to a trainer after failing a skin-fold test, asking “where is the fat?”
And Miandad is less than impressed with the Pakistan star’s “cheap antics”.
“Umar Akmal, your father-in law [Abdul Qadir] was a great cricketer. I am warning you on behalf of my late friend that you better mend you ways or else I will hold you accountable on behalf of Qadir,” Miandad said in a YouTube video, as per Cricket Pakistan.
“I will request Umar Akmal’s mother and father to control their son.
“You can earn so much money from cricket, yet every now and then you indulge in such cheap antics which are inappropriate. You are defaming your country and Pakistan’s former cricketers with your acts. Everyone is condemning you and you are causing harm to your own cricket career.
“Cricket gives you not only money but also respect. We have left cricket but people still respect us. Kindly improve your conduct, play good cricket and respect everyone.”
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