Umar Akmal won the man of the match prize last night for his brilliant and match winning 48. Umar Akmal was sent in at number 4 and once again he showed temperament and class to lead the Pakistan team into the winning podium.
At the presentation ceremony, Umar was asked for the change in mindset that he has shown to the world. Umar gave the credit to this captain Shahid Afridi and coach Waqar Younis. Umar said that despite failures his captain and coach were always there to support him.
Umar said that he was not among runs and Waqar showed him a video which changed everything for him inside and outside. Umar said that the video motivated his genes and he stimulated an urge to do better for the team.
Umar hit 48 and his knock was a special one. He spent his time in the middle and kept rotating the strike with singles and doubles till the finals overs. At that time, he exploded and hit some fireworks to take Pakistan into a winning position.
As for the video, it engulfs his history of Pakistan cricket. The video starts with highlighting the start of cricket in Pakistan and then continuing to showcase all the best and worst moments of the game for Pakistan.
The video is a piece of art and truly it has all the ingredients to stimulate the patriotism and honesty inside a common Pakistani. It surely did the trick for Umar Akmal who has found his touch back and we all hope that he continue to impress the audience in the World T20.
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