Umar Akmal gets into argument with police, says traffic cop used foul language
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was stopped by Lahore traffic police for driving a car with an ‘illegal’ number plate soon after he returned from UAE where his Lahore Qalandars were knocked out of the PSLcricket Updated: Mar 02, 2017 20:06 IST
Temperamental Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal on Thursday was involved in a heated argument with police over a traffic violation for the second time in his controversy-beset career.
The 26-year-old was stopped in his hometown of Lahore for driving a car bearing a personalised number plate deemed illegal by customs and excise officials.
“Police stopped me and used foul language and they told me I would have to remove the number plate myself,” he later told reporters.
An explosive hitter who was rated highly when he burst on the scene as a teenager, his career has suffered from disciplinary problems both on and off the field.
Not the first time
He was jailed for a day in February 2014 after fighting a traffic warden who stopped him for breaking a traffic signal.
He was also accused of fighting with a gate keeper at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore who refused entry to his car in 2014.
Akmal was dropped from Pakistan’s one-day squad after the World Cup 2015 on the recommendation of then coach Waqar Younis who labelled him as an undisciplined and a selfish player, though he has since made a comeback.