“Take a look in the mirror Umar”, Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur reacts to Umar Akmal’s allegations that he spoiled his career

Pakistan cricket is not new to controversies and there is another one brewing at the moment. 32-year-old Umar Akmal, who was once seen as the future batting star for Pakistan, has fallen out of favor due to various reasons. Now, he has opined that it was Mickey Arthur who had a big role to play in that. In this article, we take a look at former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur’s reaction to Umar Akmal’s allegations that he spoiled his career.

Umar Akmal makes serious allegations

Umar Akmal made his international debut in all three formats of the game in 2009. After he made his debut, he was in good form for quite a few years. A lot of people rated him very highly and even predicted that he would become the captain of the squad in the future.

However, due to a lot of reasons, Umar slowly started falling out of favor. While form with the bat was the main reason, Umar’s controversies also did not help him. Corruption, fitness issues, feigning injury, and many other unwanted issues hampered his career. So, at the moment, he is not in the picture of Pakistan at all.


Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur reacts

Mickey Arthur is one of the most successful coaches that Pakistan has witnessed. Under him, the squad achieved the No.1 ranking in Tests and T20Is for a while. Most importantly, they won an ICC trophy under him. In 2017, Pakistan defeated India in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy to win the competition. It was a terrific win but Mickey did not his term renewed.

As revealed by a Pakistan journalist, Umar Akmal reportedly said that it was Mickey Arthur who spoiled his career. He even said that the selection committee and local coaches did not support him. To this comment, here is what Mickey had to say:


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