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Umar Akmal Comes Out and Rubbishes Death Rumours

Cricketnext | Updated: November 29, 2017, 1:07 PM IST
Umar Akmal Comes Out and Rubbishes Death Rumours

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New Delhi: Controversy and Umar Akmal go hand-in-hand. The out-of-favour Pakistan batsman was rumoured to be dead, and the news had spread on social media like wild fire. The talented batsman hasn't found a place in the Pakistan team ever since his relations with coach Mickey Arthur soured.

Umar came out in public and posted a video of his well-being on social media. He tweeted, “Allhamdulillah, I am safe n perfectly fine in Lahore all news coming from social media is fake. And Insha Allah I will join #National20cup2017 #Semifinale”.

In the video he said, “As salaam alaikum guys (Peace be unto you). By the grace of Allah I am safe. All the news doing the rounds is fake. You will see me live at the semifinals. And I request everyone not to spread news like this. Thank you very much.”

The rumour of Akmal's death is believed to have spread from Islamabad, where armed forces took action against a religious group. In that incident, six lives were lost, and among those was Akmal, as reports claimed on social media.

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First Published: November 29, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

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