Virat Kohli witnesses his darkest day in cricket history as Kamran Akmal goes insanely crazy and places Umar Akmal on the same pedestal

Published - 15 Jun 2024, 11:43 AM | Updated - 15 Jun 2024, 11:50 AM

Virat Kohli, Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal
Virat Kohli, Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal (Credits: X)

Former Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal has come up with another brain fade statement about his brother Umar Akmal being better than Virat Kohli. 

It was only earlier this week that Kamran Akmal had to apologize for his comments on Arshdeep Singh while commentating in the final over of IND-PAK in NY. His former Indian rival Harbhajan Singh called him out on X (formerly Twitter) after which Akmal took to the social media platform and made an apologetic tweet. 

Just 4 days after his plea to Harbhajan Singh, Kamran Akmal has now taken a dig at Virat Kohli by comparing the latter with his younger brother. He made this statement once again in a studio of a local news channel and this one surely is his worst take on the former India captain. 

Kamran Akmal says Pakistan doesn't have a better PR influence than Virat Kohli

While speaking to ARY News, Kamran Akmal claimed that he has got hold of some exclusive stats that support his younger brother is better than Kohli in T20 WCs. The former wicket-keeper batsman admitted that Umar is as good as Kohli's pinky finger due to the latter's stardom and consistent performances but it's his brother who has a better strike rate and even more runs. 

This comes across as a little uncanny because Virat Kohli stands at the top as the highest run-scorer of the T20 World Cup history. But Kamran says Umar Akmal has more runs and to put into straight facts, he has 486 runs from 20 matches of the T20 World Cup. Kohli of course has more longevity than Akmal and so far he has scored 1146 runs in 10 more matches. 

The strike rate is the only parameter in which Umar Akmal is better but it's not even that colossal. Kamran Akmal further said that Umar's stats are not so widespread because he doesn't have a PR media as good as Virat Kohli's.    

"I had the stats yesterday, I'm talking about Virat Kohli Umar's (Akmal) T20 World Cup stats. And Umar is actually only equal to Virat's pinky finger due to his performance and stardom. (He) has a better strike rate than Virat Kohli and has scored more runs as well but we don't have a PR media and we don't spread our stats on social media." - Kamran Akmal said via ARY News. 

Kamran says Umar could have caused an explosion in T20 World Cup 2024

While making a bridge of compliments for his brother, Kamran made an admission that Umar Akram would have been an explosive addition to the Pakistan team. That catastrophe would have taken place if he had been a part of the 15 men led by Babar Azam in the USA and West Indies. 

"If that kind of a player could have joined these 15, then it would have been explosive but the say about Virat Kohli scoring 80 centuries and all that. This is how they play the game. If I show you the stats you will be shocked." - Kamran Akmal concluded.    


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