Umar Akmal Moves To Top Spot Of Unwanted Record Book After Managing Sixth Golden Duck In T20 Career
Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has recently returned to the national squad but his returning experience is hugely horrific. On last Monday (7th October) night, Akmal scored another golden duck in the home T20I match against Sri Lanka and has moved on top of the unwanted T20 cricket records.
It was the second T20I of the three-match T20I series between and at Lahore. Before that match, Sri Lanka was leading this three-match T20I series by 1-0 after winning the opening T20I of this series by 64 runs. While Pakistan batsmen totally failed in that innings, Umar Akmal scored a golden duck in his international cricket return.
The second T20I also had a similar picture. After Sri Lanka managed to put 182/6 (20 overs) on the board in the first innings, Pakistan were bundled out for 147 runs (19 overs). The visitors Sri Lanka won that match by 35 runs and secured the series with one match to go. After winning this match, the visitors are leading this series by 2-0.
Like the first T20I, Umar Akmal once again disappointed with the bat by scoring another golden duck. Before this T20I series, Akmal played his last T20I in September 2016. While he managed a fighting return in ODI cricket in last March, this time he has disappointed hugely.
Umar Akmal – joint-most T20I ducks and T20I golden ducks
After scoring the latest T20I duck, Umar Akmal is now the jointly leading the list of most T20I ducks. The latest one was his 10th T20I duck, and it has equalled the record of former Sri Lankan cricketer . Before Umar Akmal’s latest T20I duck, Dilshan was lonely holding this record with 10 T20I ducks.
Meanwhile, the latest one was also Umar Akmal’s sixth golden duck in T20I career. It is also the joint-most golden T20I ducks for a batsman. Former Pakistan cricketer is also in the leader list with six golden ducks in T20I cricket.
On the other hand, Umar Akmal is now standing in the second position of most ducks in T20 career list. Surpassing Caribbean star (26 T20 ducks), the 29-year-old Akmal has now managed 27 ducks in T20 career. Another Caribbean cricketer is leading this list with 28 T20 ducks.