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Umar Akmal once again makes headlines for the wrong reasons

Middle-order batsman allegedly clashed with some of his fans

Umar Akmal once again makes headlines for the wrong reasons PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal is once again in the headlines for the wrong reasons, after he was allegedly involved in a clash with some of his fans.

According to sources, Akmal, who lives in phase 5 of Lahore’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA), had a heated altercation with four individuals, who claimed that they were fans of the Pakistani cricketer, after they came to his residence for an autograph.

A British national, who was staying as a guest with Umar’s neighbours, had insisted on meeting Akmal after learning that the latter lives nearby.

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Sources close to Akmal claim that these people, who are also Umar’s neighbours,   attacked the cricketer and threatened to kill him instead of taking an autograph. A First Information Report (FIR) was also filed with the local police, in this regard, with the four individuals being arrested.  

Meanwhile, the other party claims that they had no ill intensions and they only went to Akmal’s place as fans. However, upon arrival they were abused and beaten up by Umar and his domestic staff.