KARACHI: Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar has thrown in his own two cents on the war of words between Umar Akmal and head coach Mickey Arthur.
Taking to Twitter on Friday, the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ urged the middle-order batsman to respond to his critics through his performance on the field. He also suggested to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that a “friendly dialogue” would have been better than a show-cause notice.
“I hope cooler heads prevail in #UmarAkmal #MickyArthur & #PCB saga. We are one team people. Let’s stand united!” he tweeted.
[email protected] best response to critics is on the filed @TheRealPCB a friendly dialogue is always better than a show cause notice,” the former fast bowler added.
Akmal claimed in a fiery media talk earlier this week that Arthur had verbally abused him in front of Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq.
The batsman alleged that Arthur was also abusive towards other players.
He went on to claim that senior players did not stop the coach when he was being verbally abused and added that the coach had told him to play club-level cricket instead of coming to the academy.
The PCB, on Thursday, issued a show-cause notice to Akmal and gave him seven days to file a reply.