Kamran vows comeback after being dropped from contracted players list

Islamabad, Aug 9: Former Pakistan cricket Vice-Captain Kamran Akmal, who has been dropped from the list of contracted players, has said that he would make a comeback.

Admitting that his poor performance could be a factor behind his omission, Akmal said: “I’m extremely disappointed. I admit that it was my mistake but I think I deserve another chance. Somehow it’s the board’s decision and I don’t want to say much. I’ve earned the contract for eight years and losing this one is not a big deal.”

Twenty-nine-year-old Kamran fell out of favour following Pakistan’s World Cup campaign and was replaced by Mohammad Salman for the West Indies tour. Salman was subsequently dropped after he failed to impress and Kamran’s brother Adnan Akmal made a comeback to the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe.

Kamran has played 53 Tests, 137 One-Day Internationals and 38 Twenty20s, but in the current situation, the future now looks bleak for the once first-choice wicket keeper.

“The selectors weren’t satisfied with my performance but I just need to keep on playing domestic cricket and prove my form to them. I’m 29 and fit so I feel that there’s at least six years of cricket left in me,” The Express Tribune quoted him, as saying.

“Everyone makes mistakes but the important thing is learning from them. I vow not to make them again. No wicket-keeper loves to drop catches, and all I needed then was a bit of rest,” he added. (ANI)