Pakistani cricketer, Umar Akmal, took the internet by storm with a Twitter faux pass in one of his tweets. In a deleted tweet, Akmal had posted his photo with former cricketer and his close friend, Abdul Razzak. The cricketer instead of calling him ‘brother from another mother’ wrote ‘mother from another brother’.
— MissSunshine™ (@savvykapoor) February 20, 2020
Amused social media users had a fit of laughter as memesters swarmed Twitter with hilarious memes on Umar Akmal. Despite the removal of tweet Twitter seems to be unrelenting and is not ready to let go of his slip up.
— Piyush Bhardwaj (@eccentricpiyush) February 19, 2020
— Uسama Muشtaq (@UsamaMushtaq786) February 20, 2020
The images of his tweet spread like a wildfire on Twitter. The embattled Umar Akmal is confronting a boorish mockery on Twitter. A tweet meant to express admiration for former cricketer Abdul Razzak turned out to be a worst faux pass for Umar Akmal.
— Shubham Verma (@jhaankbarabar) February 20, 2020
Currently, he is trending atop on Twitter, with social media users savagely trolling him for his embarrassing mistake, posting tweets in incorrect English.
— Muhammad Usama (@RMUsama786) February 20, 2020
But unfortunate Umar Akmal is also trending on Twitter for another reason; PCB has banned him from participating in any form of cricket tournament under the Article 4.7.1 of the Pakistan Sports Board Anti-Corruption Code.
The suspension of Umar Akmal is a big blow to the PSL franchise of Quetta Gladiators since the cricketer was set to play from the franchise in the fifth edition of PSL. However, defending PSL champions are allowed to replace him in the team. They will have to submit a formal application to replace the cricketer.
Following the suspension, the cricketer will miss the entire PSL 5- which was the key to revive his cricketing career and bounce back in the national squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. Some social media users believe that the ban from PCB is a conspiracy to deprive the cricketer of the opportunity to build himself up.
@babarazam258 made his debut after 6 years debut of @Umar96Akmal. Just look where Babar is standing right now, the pillar of National Team and Umar Akmal no where. Bhai please talk with the bat only, attitude ne boht baray baray cricketers ko ghar bitha dia. #UmarAkmal pic.twitter.com/2qsb0B7R5D
— Talha Junaid 🇵🇰 (@TalhaJunaid786) February 20, 2020
Totally unfair and condemn this act of @TheRealPCB especially in such situation when we know that this years #PSL2020 will be make or break for him… First time feeling sad for him#PSL5ComesPakistan#umarakmal pic.twitter.com/Zr1QZW5Mzb
— Arslan Rafique (@ArslanR70413271) February 20, 2020
You may hate me but I love this player. He is talented but got distracted for a time. Now when this PSL was the chance for his comeback, PCB did what they always does. No doubt, PCB has destroyed many good players. Bad decision! #UmarAkmal pic.twitter.com/VYjB7KpxRg
— E M M Y ツ 🇵🇰 (@EmmySayss) February 20, 2020
Others believe, that Umar Akmal ruined his talent and promising career with his irresponsible and arrogant behavior.