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Pakistan middle-order batsman, Umar Akmal tweeted a post, before recording the video about his well being after social media declared him ‘dead’.
“Alhamdulillah, I am safe and perfectly fine in Lahore all news coming from social media is fake. And Insha Allah I will join #National20cup2017 #Semifinale,” tweeted Umar.
The 27-year-old Lahore-born batsman Umar got expelled from the national team after the dip in his form, thereon, has been at the receiving end of the platform of Twitter in particular.
Umar, who was touted as the next big thing in Pakistan cricket failed to live up to his expectations owning to his brash attitude.
Moreover, Umar was under the radar for his misbehaviour in the recent past which has further made things miserable for the promising prospect. In his latest post, Umar clarified he is very much alive and termed the news ‘fake’ while requesting his fans not to pay any heed to any blatant lie.
Refuting the tail claims of certain quarters on social media, Umar further somewhat warned the users to avoid such rumours in the future.
“By the grace of Allah, I am safe. All the news doing the rounds is fake,” Umar said in his 19-second video which was uploaded to his Twitter handle.
As Umar slammed the reports, further made it clear he is ready to feature in the National T20 Cup semi-final fixture for Lahore Whites.
“You will see me live at the semifinals. And I request everyone not to spread news like this. Thank you very much.” Umar concluded.
The semi-final of the National T20 Cup will be held on Wednesday evening (November 29), and the final is slated for November 30.
In the recent riots related to Pakistan government, six lives were claimed in the unrest between the law enforcing agency and a religious party, as one of the social media users allegedly morphed Umar’s photos to declare him dead, as this is not the new incident which has come to the forth.
However, reports revealed the deceased was Hafiz Mohammad Adeel of Rawalpindi, a lookalike of Umar, who was gobsmacked when the viral news broke the internet.
Earlier, the domestic teams were not allowed to move until and the fixtures were suspended before the government reached an agreement with the protesters in Rawalpindi.
In the past, following the controversial remarks, Umar has faced the heat from the certain quarters of the social media and his seniors, as he further lambasted Pakistan head coach during the press conference for not allowing him to play at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
Interestingly, Umar further admitted he was furious and regretted the statement which took many by utter surprise.
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Following the public outrage, Umar vowed to return to the national side while having spectacular performances on his back. Before the downfall of Umar, he played 116 ODIs followed by 82 T20Is and 16 Tests.
Umar made his international debut in August 2009 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla.
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Umar’s video has further witnessed 1.5k like followed by 205 comments and 103 retweets.
— Umar Akmal (@Umar96Akmal) November 28, 2017