New Delhi: Soon after he was dropped from the Pakistan squad for upcoming tour to West Indies over poor fitness, Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal has said his genes are to blamed for his weight gain.
While talking to Waqt News, the middle-order batsman explained that he and his brother Kamran Akmal are prone towards gaining weight.
"My and Kamran's physique is such that even if we drink water, it shows on our body. You won't believe that since the last two days, I have eaten no chapatis or biryani. I am just having barbeque and salads," he said.
When asked whether just consuming water leads to weight gain, Umar said, "Out of all the brothers, only Adnan has a physique where he won't gain weight irrespective of what he eats."
Umar was only player who was not selected for upcoming West Indies tour because of lack of fitness.
While Akmal failed to seal a spot in the team, his elder brother Kamran made a comeback in both the T20 and ODI sides after impressive outing in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League.
Kamran last played for Pakistan in a T20 match against West Indies in April, 2014.
Pakistan squads for WI tour
T20Is: Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Rumman Raees, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan
ODIs: Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Zakir, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Fahim Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Asghar