It looks like Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal has not bettered his reputation of spilling catches over the years.
During Pakistan’s tour of Australia in 2005, Akmal dropped one sitter after another during a single Test match in Melbourne.
In fact, there are well-compiled videos of Kamran Akmal missing catches floating around social media.
The game between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmis remains forgetful for the elder Akmal. With 50 runs required of just ten deliveries, Gladiators’ Sohail Khan top-edged one towards the wicketkeeper.
Akmal was well under the ball and looked comfortable to hold on to the skier from Sohail Khan off Hasan Ali’s bowling. Even the commentators thought Akmal held on to the catch before the visual of Imam ul Haq gathering the grounded ball surfaced.
KAMRAN AKMAL PUTS DOWN ANOTHER ONE ❌
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) March 5, 2020
As soon as the video went viral, netizens jumped onto the opportunity to troll their favored wicketkeeper-batsman.
Wonder what he bet on that drop?
— Janus Kloppers🇿🇦 (@JanusKloppers) March 5, 2020
How is this guy still picked as a keeper?
Surely this has to be investigated…..he does this nonsense so so often.
— adam (@adam220202) March 5, 2020
— EliteCricket PerformanceAcademy (@ElitecricketP) March 5, 2020
Akmal's reaction to dat bowler!!! pic.twitter.com/zgfydgvxEE
— Deepak sharma (@dsdeepakgags) March 6, 2020
He’s dropping it like it’s early 2000
— shujat ali (@shujatali) March 5, 2020
At 0.07s I took my eyes off the screen and Kami does the same. Worst keeper in the history ever.#QGvPZ
— Uzair (@Ozzair_Oz) March 5, 2020
This Catch Dropped with some Purpose…He Catches the ball then dropped it…. And The Reaction of Catcher & other player is shocking…
— Baazigar (@FarziBaazigar) March 6, 2020
A for Akmal
B for Ball
C for Catch
D for Drop
— MirrorMirror (@Najm_khan) March 5, 2020
Despite his shortcomings with the gloves, Akmal has mainly been vocal about not getting the opportunity to feature in the national team.
Also, he has criticized Misbah-ul-Haq and the selection committee for not favoring him to don the greens of Pakistan.