Babar Azam, the renowned cricketer from Pakistan, has several family members who are also into cricket. Among them are his cousins Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, and Adnan Akmal. However, it’s unfortunate that Kamran Akmal has also faced allegations of match-fixing, just like his brother Umar Akmal. In this article, we’ll delve into their stories and bring you all the details.
Kamran Akmal, who was born in Lahore in 1982, has been a significant player in the Pakistani cricket team as a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper. However, in February of 2023, he made a significant announcement regarding his retirement from the sport.
Throughout his career, Kamran Akmal has proven to be a skilled batsman, with a notable record of 2648 runs scored in 53 Test matches. Among these, he has achieved an impressive tally of 6 centuries and 12 half-centuries. Moreover, Kamran has also excelled in One Day Internationals (ODIs), having amassed a total of 3236 runs in 157 matches.
One of the most infamous incidents of Kamran Akmal’s career was his performance in a match against Australia in Sydney back in 2009. In that game, he had dropped four crucial catches, out of which three were of the Australian batsman Michael Hussey. Hussey went on to score an unbeaten 134, while also being involved in a 9-wicket partnership. Unfortunately, this performance led to Pakistan’s defeat in the match and Kamran Akmal being ruled out of further matches.
Kamran Akmal tied the knot with Ayeza Ilyas 2006, who happens to be the daughter of former cricketer Mohammad Ilyas. The couple has been blessed with two adorable children, a daughter, and a son, whose pictures are often shared by Kamran on social media.