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Ajinkya Rahane (R) and Rishabh Pant (L)(HT Collage)

‘India need an extra batter because Rahane and Pant aren’t in form’

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2021 05:04 PM IST
Akmal highlighted the inconsistency of India’s middle-order. He said the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant need to come up with big scores in the rest of the two games of the series.
Cheteshwar Pujara(ANI)
Cheteshwar Pujara(ANI)

‘No one expected him to score at the pace that he did’: Pak cricketer on Pujara

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2021 04:49 PM IST
Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal hailed Cheteshwar Pujara for showing resilience in tough conditions against England at Headingley on Friday.
India vs England: 'Technically sound, mentally strong'- Akmal names India batter he was most impressed with in 1st Test(Reuters)
India vs England: 'Technically sound, mentally strong'- Akmal names India batter he was most impressed with in 1st Test(Reuters)

'Technically sound, mentally strong'- Akmal on India's star batsman in 1st Test

PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 07:45 PM IST
  • India vs England: Kamran Akmal remarked that he was most impressed with the Indian batsman as he batted assessed the conditions really well and played his shots accordingly in the first Test.
Pakistan's Kamran Akmal (in frame) reacted to India's Sanju Samon's performance in Sri Lanka
Pakistan's Kamran Akmal (in frame) reacted to India's Sanju Samon's performance in Sri Lanka

Pakistan's Kamran Akmal reacts to Sanju Samson's poor show in Sri Lanka

UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2021 09:13 AM IST
  • Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal said India's Sanju Samson couldn’t have got a better chance to show his talent. The right-hander, however, disappointed against Sri Lanka.
Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal lavishes praise on Suryakumar Yadav.(Getty Images)
Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal lavishes praise on Suryakumar Yadav.(Getty Images)

‘Showed maturity of player with experience of 70-80 ODIs’: Akmal on India batter

UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 11:25 AM IST
  • Kamran Akmal opined that the Indian team’s experience and maturity supported them in reaching the target after their top order crumbled down.
Kamran Akmal slammed Pakistan's cricket structure(Getty Images)
Kamran Akmal slammed Pakistan's cricket structure(Getty Images)

'What have we won before or after 2017 CT?': Akmal slams Pak cricket structure

PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 09:03 AM IST
  • Kamran Akmal pointed that the damage was done to the team during the tenure of former coaches and the same old policies of the governing body has hampered Pakistan’s cricketing environment.
Kamran Akmal slammed Pakistan for their loss to England(Twitter)
Kamran Akmal slammed Pakistan for their loss to England(Twitter)

'The way Pakistan played, it felt Sri Lanka never left England'

PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • Disappointed with Pakistan’s performance, Kamran Akmal, who has represented Pakistan in 52 Tests, 157 ODIs and 28 T20Is, said he never felt that Sri Lanka had left England.
Sourav Ganguly's Indian team with the 2002 Natwest Trophy title. (Getty Images)
Sourav Ganguly's Indian team with the 2002 Natwest Trophy title. (Getty Images)

'He had the vision to make an Indian team for future': Akmal hails Ganguly

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2021 09:18 AM IST
  • It's been 21 long years since Sourav Ganguly became captain of the Indian team, and 16 years since he left the post, but the impact of what he achieved in those five years is still visible in Indian cricket today, feels Kamran Akmal.
Kamran Akmal feels Pakistan cricket team will have an advantage in the upcoming T20 World Cup(HT Collage)
Kamran Akmal feels Pakistan cricket team will have an advantage in the upcoming T20 World Cup(HT Collage)

Kamran Akmal explains why Pakistan would have 'advantage' in T20 World Cup

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2021 09:31 AM IST
While speaking in a YouTube chat, Kamran Akmal explained why Pakistan would enjoy playing the T20 World Cup in the UAE.
Indian captain Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)
Indian captain Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)

‘What’s the guarantee that another captain can win India an ICC trophy?’

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2021 11:25 AM IST
Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal believes that Kohli is a wonderful leader and backed him to continue as Indian captain.
File image Kamran Akmal.(Getty Images)
File image Kamran Akmal.(Getty Images)

‘This not just for IPL, take example of Suryakumar’: Akmal lauds Indian cricket

UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 07:35 AM IST
  • He has commended the mindset of Indian cricket as former players like Rahul Dravid to Anil Kumble to VVS Laxman are contributing to the success of the team.
The Indian squad for the tour of Sri Lanka is yet to be picked. (BCCI)
The Indian squad for the tour of Sri Lanka is yet to be picked. (BCCI)

'Even if India sends a 'C' team to Sri Lanka, they will win': Former Pak keeper

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 07:37 AM IST
  • Former Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal reckons Indian cricket is so well equipped that they can field three international teams at the same time and each of them will be tough to beat.
Pakistan’s Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)
Pakistan’s Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)

Kamran offers to pay Umar's fine for sake of brother's rehabilitation programme

PTI | , Karachi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Umar, 30, has not played any cricket since February, 2020 when he was suspended by the PCB for not reporting spot-fixing approaches made to him before the start of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches.
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif in 2006(Getty Images)
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif in 2006(Getty Images)

‘Shoaib Akhtar and I looked at that Indian team and said to each other ‘how will we get them out’’: Mohammad Asif recalls Karachi Test 2006

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:58 PM IST
Asif, playing only this third Test, picked up seven wickets in the match to help Pakistan hammer India by 341 runs. It was a team that boasted the Fab Five of Indian cricket – Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.
Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur speaks to his team during a nets session at Headingley on May 31, 2018 in Leeds, England.(Getty Images)
Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur speaks to his team during a nets session at Headingley on May 31, 2018 in Leeds, England.(Getty Images)

‘A comfort zone player, he couldn’t field’: Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur says Kamran Akmal failed two fitness tests

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:10 AM IST
Kamran did not take kindly to the criticism and lashed out at Arthur for giving too much importance to fitness and not giving young talents their due during his stint with the national team. He even blamed Arthur for the mess Pakistan cricket is in currently.
Kamran Akmal (C) gestures during a Pakistan nets session at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.(Getty Images)
Kamran Akmal (C) gestures during a Pakistan nets session at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.(Getty Images)

‘What is becoming of us?’: Kamran Akmal says it’s an ‘even greater tragedy’ that world no. 2 T20 batsman is criticised for slow strike-rate

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Even though he has been consistently accumulating runs, Babar has been criticised for his slow over-rate. Babar was recently the number one T20 batsmen in the world (before being displaced by Dawid Malan). But criticism has been levelled on him for not scoring runs quickly.
Yasir Arafat in action during a BBL match(Getty Images)
Yasir Arafat in action during a BBL match(Getty Images)

‘The attitude of some senior players made me feel unwelcome’: Yasir Arafat accuses Pakistan cricket of favouritism

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:16 PM IST
Arafat has claimed that the team management over the years has fast-tracked certain talents and overshadowed those more talented and deserving of playing for the senior team.
MS Dhoni celebrates his team's victory with Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan looking on the Twenty20 Championship Final match between Pakistan and India at The Wanderers Stadium.(Getty Images)
MS Dhoni celebrates his team's victory with Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan looking on the Twenty20 Championship Final match between Pakistan and India at The Wanderers Stadium.(Getty Images)

‘MS told me in advance that Kamran Akmal would be bowled’: Former India quick reveals how Dhoni foresaw a dismissal

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 12:36 PM IST
Singh, who picked up 12 wickets in the tournament, including figures of 4/13 against South Africa, revealed an instance from the T20 World Cup where Dhoni was one step ahead of the opposition batsman and almost foresaw what was going to happen.
Kamran Akmal and MS Dhoni.(Getty/AP)
Kamran Akmal and MS Dhoni.(Getty/AP)

Kamran Akmal says captains like MS Dhoni ‘very much required’ in Pakistan cricket

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 11:27 AM IST
“I wish such captains come in Pakistan as well. It is a request to the current captain that unless they win and their own performance is not world-class, the way Dhoni has done, we will not be able to go up,” Akmal said.
File image of Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal batting together.(Reuters)
File image of Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal batting together.(Reuters)

Kamran Akmal criticises PCB for deciding to challenge brother Umar’s ban reduction

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Kamran said in the past players had been banned for short terms of three to six months and even had their fines reduced for the same offence but in Umar’s case the PCB is not even satisfied with the 18-month ban on him.
The 2006 Karachi Test saw Irfan Pathan’s hat-trick and Kamran Akmal’s ton.(Getty Images/HT Collage)
The 2006 Karachi Test saw Irfan Pathan’s hat-trick and Kamran Akmal’s ton.(Getty Images/HT Collage)

‘Cannot go worse than this’: Kamran Akmal recalls match-saving advice from Inzamam in 2006 Karachi Test against India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Speaking in an interview to Pakistan broadcaster Sawera Pasha on her Youtube chat show Cric Cast, Akmal recalled how an advice from former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq helped him in his plans to counter-attack Indian bowling.
File image of Rohit Sharma.(PTI)
File image of Rohit Sharma.(PTI)

Timing, temperament, commitment is unbelievable: Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal lauds India opener Rohit Sharma

Hindustan Timess, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 02:39 PM IST
Veteran Pakistan batsman and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal explains what makes Rohit such an outstanding figure in the world of cricket.
Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Akhtar congratulate MS Dhoni(Twitter)
Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Akhtar congratulate MS Dhoni(Twitter)

MS Dhoni just took away the series from Pakistan: Kamran Akmal lauds India’s ‘best wicket-keeper’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Pakistan keeper Kamran Akmal, who played a lot of cricket against MS Dhoni when both of them were starting their international careers between 2005-2007, said maintaining an average of 50 in ODIs is an unbelievable achievement.
Kamran Akmal last played for Pakistan in 2017.(Getty Images)
Kamran Akmal last played for Pakistan in 2017.(Getty Images)

‘Coaches didn’t like me so I was sidelined’: Kamran Akmal upset at PCB for ignoring him

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Akmal who last played for Pakistan more than three years ago – in 2017 – is PSL’s leading run-scorer with 1537 runs from 55 innings and holds the record for the fastest half-century, most dismissals overall (44) and in a single season (12).
Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid (L) is joined by Suresh Raina as they congratulate wicketkeeper Mahendra Dhoni(AFP via Getty Images)
Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid (L) is joined by Suresh Raina as they congratulate wicketkeeper Mahendra Dhoni(AFP via Getty Images)

Dravid said lean forward & be ready for a catch: Suresh Raina reveals master plan to dismiss Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aritra Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Suresh Raina, who has played a lot of cricket under Rahul Dravid in the early part of his career, recalled an India vs Pakistan ODI in 2006 to explain the greatness of Dravid’s leadership and game reading skills that helped India get the wicket of Kamran Akmal.
Sourav Ganguly and Inzamam-ul-Haq pose with the trophy before India vs Pakistan series in 2005(PTI)
Sourav Ganguly and Inzamam-ul-Haq pose with the trophy before India vs Pakistan series in 2005(PTI)

Two boys changed the result of India series in 2005: Inzamam-ul-Haq heaps praise on Kamran Akmal and Abdul Razzaq

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 11:30 AM IST
Recalling how the partnership between Kamran Akmal and Abdul Razzaq motivated the Pakistan side, Inzamam, who was the skipper of Pakistan in that India tour on 2005, said the ‘juniors’ gave the belief to the seniors.
File image of Umar Akmal. Um(Getty Images)
File image of Umar Akmal. Um(Getty Images)

‘Umar and some others directly threatened me,’ Former Pakistan cricketer levels allegations on Akmal

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 10:44 AM IST
Wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who scored 88 runs in the only Test he played at Birmingham in 2010 in place of Kamran Akmal, claimed that he had reported the matter of Umar telling him to under-perform to the management.
File image of Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal.(PTI)
File image of Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal.(PTI)

‘Happened due to a misunderstanding’: Kamran Akmal on Asia Cup clash with Gambhir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 10:44 AM IST
Akmal famously clashed with former India opener Gautam Gambhir in the 2010 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka and again with paceman Ishant Sharma in T20 international in Bengaluru in 2012-13.
Kamran Akmal drops a sitter in PSL 5.(Twitter)
Kamran Akmal drops a sitter in PSL 5.(Twitter)

‘Not a surprise at all,’ Discarded Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal drops sitter in PSL 5 to leave fans in disarray

Rawalpindi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Kamran plays for Peshawar Zalmi and in their match against Quetta Gladiators on Thursday night, Kamran dropped a sitter sending social media in a tizzy with fans questioning his acumen.
A file photo of Kamran Akmal.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Kamran Akmal.(Getty Images)

Kamran Akmal picks India cricketer for best six-hitting abilities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Rohit Sharma has the most number of sixes in T20I cricket at this moment. His tally stands at 127 followed by New Zealand openers Martin Guptill (109) and Colin Munro (107).
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