Kamran Akmal is not happy with his PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi and has refused to play for them in the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League. The legendary wicket-keeper was picked in the Silver Category of the T20 league’s seventh edition draft. He wants to withdraw from the competition and has urged his team to release him.
He feels a youngster should get a chance in the Silver Category. In a conversation on the youtube channel “Catch and bat with Kamran Akmal”, he said: “Perhaps the team has no use for me anymore.”
Kamran further added that he continued to play despite his category changing from Platinum to Gold last time. The 39-year-old believes he deserves the Gold category and doesn’t want any sympathy from the management.
“Please let me go; I don’t want to be in this category. For youngsters, the lower categories are more suitable. I don’t need their sympathy,” he said.
“I was shocked by my category change from Platinum to Gold, despite my excellent track record. Even though I was in the Gold category, I was motivated to continue playing. It is difficult to suddenly be drafted in a lower category after so many years of hard work,” he added.
Akmal scored 1820 runs, including three tons in the competition.
“Thank you for supporting me through thick and thin M.Akram bhai @JAfridi10 @darensammy88 @WahabViki..I think i don’t deserve to play in this category…Thank you once again..@PeshawarZalmi Best of luck..Thank You all the fans for supporting,” he tweeted.