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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal dedicated his Twenty20 International comeback to his late father-in-law Abdul Qadir.
Akmal featured in the first Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka in Lahore on Saturday, which was his first match in the shortest format since September 2016.
Akmal failed to have an impact in the match, which Pakistan lost by 64 runs, as he was dismissed for a golden duck.
However, he noted that it was Qadir’s wish to see him back in the Pakistan team.
Qadir, a legendary Pakistan leg-spinner, sadly passed away at the age of 63 from cardiac arrest in September.
“My father-in-law [Abdul Qadir] wanted me to play a comeback series soon. I have set a number of goals that includes making a permanent place in the team for myself,” he was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.