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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt asked veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal if he is “still not used to it” after the latter was overlooked for the upcoming Twenty20 series against Bangladesh.
Salman’s comments came in response to a Twitter message Akmal posted, in which he expressed his frustration at not being picked.
Still not used to it ??? 🤔. Fun apart keep doing the good things keep ur standard high keep the 🔥in Urself iA ALLAH will reward .
— Salman Butt (@im_SalmanButt) January 17, 2020
“Still not used to it? Fun apart, keep doing the good things, keep your standard high, keep the fire in yourself. Allah will reward [you],” Salman said.
Akmal is coming off a highly successful campaign in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, where he was the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 906 runs in 11 matches for Central Punjab, which included three centuries and three fifties, at an average of 60.40.
Having played a pivotal role in leading Central Punjab to victory in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Akmal is now preparing for the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he will represent the Peshawar Zalmi.
In last year’s PSL, Akmal finished as the second-highest run-scorer in the competition after accumulating 357 runs in 13 games, which included three half-centuries, at an average of 27.46.
Pakistan’s three-match Twenty20 series against Bangladesh will be held in Lahore from January 24 to 27.