Kamran Akmal Reaches 900 Mark, Makes History At Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
Kamran Akmal is in the headlines yet again following his latest exploits with the gloves. The out-of-favour Pakistan wicketkeeper became the first Asian wicket-keeper to complete 900 dismissals in first-class cricket.
Akmal achieved this feat during the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Sindh where he collectively grabbed 8 behind the wickets for his team Central Punjab at Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad. England's Bob Taylor leads the chart with a whopping total of 1647.
The 37-year-old 900 dismissals include 836 catches and 64 stumpings. He has also grabbed six catches as a normal fielder.
8️⃣3️⃣6️⃣ Catches— Central Punjab Cricket (@PunjabCentral) October 31, 2019
First ever Asian wicket keeper to reach 9️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ dismissals. Congratulations @KamiAkmal23 🎉👏👏#KamranAkmal#CentralPunjab#CPvSIN#QeA19#900Dismissalspic.twitter.com/hFSyBRUigQ
Kamran Akmal on playing for Pakistan
Speaking to a leading Pakistan news publication, Akmal said that he still desires to play for the national team and now aims to bag the green cap once more. The wicketkeeper last donned the Pakistan jersey back in 2017 and still
He also said that his stats show the evidence of his performance. Those who questioned his wicket-keeping has got an answer from his recent records. He also added that he is still fit and performing well enough as a wicketkeeper-batsman to have a place in the team.
9️⃣0️⃣ Runs— Central Punjab Cricket (@PunjabCentral) October 28, 2019
Star performer of the day 🌟@KamiAkmal23 👏👏#CPvSIN#QeA19pic.twitter.com/Wk3pIsy3NO
Akmal also spoke about his performance in the last four seasons and hoped that selectors would give him a chance based on his performance. He said that his job is to play and perform wherever and whenever he gets the chance. It is the selectors who will analyze his performance and see accordingly.
Akmal has scored around 2200 runs in last four seasons, including the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, at a commendable average of over 56.