WATCH: “It is my personal life,” Umar Akmal loses cool after reporter asks him about his fitness and TikTok videos

Umar urged the reporter to refrain from asking questions based on his personal life.

Umar Akmal | ScreengrabQuetta Gladiators batter Umar Akmal on Monday (February 13) lost his cool when a journalist asked him about his fitness and TikTok videos during a Pakistan Super League (PSL) presser.

Umar, who represented Pakistan in 16 Tests, 121 ODIs and 84 T20Is, urged the reporter to refrain from asking questions based on his personal life.

“Who has told you that I frequently upload videos on TikTok?” questioned Akmal.

“It is my personal life and it is in front of everyone. It would be better if you refrain from asking such questions,” he added.

Umar Akmal also stated that there is nothing wrong with his fitness, claiming himself as “superfit”.

“Fitness is in front of you. I am not the only one. If you ask other players about it, they will also answer it in the same way,” he remarked. “I have worked very hard on my fitness and I am feeling super fit.”

Recently, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi raised questions over Akmal’s fitness, saying that the latter should consider himself lucky for being picked by Gladiators despite poor showing.

"Umar Akmal should thank Quetta Gladiators because other franchises were not interested in picking him in PSL. Umar Akmal has problem of fitness since quite a long. I like him as a batter, but Umar Akmal still has to work upon his fitness a lot," Afridi was quoted as saying by

The 2023 edition of PSL is slated to get underway on February 13 with Multan Sultans taking on Lahore Qalandars in the opening fixture. The tournament will be played across four different cities of the country – Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi.

Quetta Gladiators will open their campaign against Multan Sultans on Wednesday (February 15).


By Salman Anjum - 13 Feb, 2023

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