New Delhi: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal often faces flak from the local media for underperforming.
The right-hander at times finds it hard to stay out of the news due to his antics on and off the field.
On Sunday however, Akmal trained his gun on the media and asked it not to highlight every small matter.
“I would urge the Pakistani media to support Pakistani cricketers and help us in taking Pakistan cricket forward. The media needs to stop highlighting every little situation and making a big deal out of it,” he was quoted as saying bu pakpassion.net.
He also went on to add that negative media reports do not go down well with families of cricket players.
“We cricketers have families too and it's not nice for them to see negative stories being brought up and highlighted in the media. Our families struggle to cope with such controversies which our media seem to thrive on. It not only hurts our families but these stories hurt us cricketers and ultimately Pakistan cricket. I need support from the media and if I get that then you will definitely see positive results,” he further added.
The 26-year-old is currently representing Leicestershire Foxes in England's T20 Blast.