Kamran Akmal
PCB awarded Kamran Akmal with the best wicket-keeper prize. Getty Images.

During the PCB Awards 2018, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on its official award function in Karachi, awarded Kamran Akmal as the best domestic wicketkeeper-batsman for his brilliant efforts in the last season.

Meanwhile, it has been long since Kamran represented the national side. He last served Pakistan in the One-day International against Windies on April 11 in 2017.

However, he was a crucial component in that Pakistan side before that. Since the emergence of current Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, Kamran went off the radar following his mediocre run.

Kamran has represented Pakistan in all the formats making his debut in 2002. He has played 53 Tests, 157 ODIs, and 58 T20I matches scoring 2648, 3236, and 987 runs respectively.

However, he faltered a bit with his behind the stumps.

Despite being out of the national team, Kamran was a regular feature in the domestic and Pakistan Super League (PSL). He represented Peshawar Zalmi in the last edition of the franchise-based league in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Kamran Akmal
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PCB awarded its cricketers on August 9 (Friday). Fakhar Zaman, who recently became the first Pakistani cricketer to score a double century in ODIs, bagged the Special Award for Outstanding Performance.

Sarfraz, meanwhile, received the Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit Award along with PKR one million cash prize by the board.

Furthermore, Muhammad Abbas won the award for the Best Test Player while Hasan Ali won it for the ODIs. Moreover, Babar Azam and Faheem Ashraf won the Best T20I and Emerging Players award respectively.

Kamran Akmal awarded as the best domestic wicket-keeper

PCB took to Twitter to announce the news and post the picture of the same. However, Kamran Akmal was present at the event to collect his prize.

Imam-ul-Haq receiving the award on Kamran Akmal’s behalf for the Best Wicket-keeper Award in domestic cricket. #PCBAwards #TitansGala”, tweeted PCB.

PCB Awards 2018: Here is the how Twitter trolled Kamran Akmal:

However, this didn’t go well with the cricket fans from Pakistan, and they brutally trolled Kamran Akmal and PCB for this decision.

https://twitter.com/Thefarooqusman/status/1027231652882333696

https://twitter.com/SalmanS6/status/1027345827549851648

Ankush Das

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