It was really unfortunate for Umar Akmal to get out like this just before the century. He could not complete his century all for the sake of his team Lahore Qalandars who desperately needed a victory for the first time around.If Umar had not done what he did last night, Lahore Qalandars would not have been able to do anything but to be out of the tournament.
Umar was given a lovely flight during the batting, the bowlers were afraid of bowling him because he was showing no mercy to anyone. The shots were too powerful to not go over the boundary and into the crowd way back. Zulfiqar bowled short to him, that was really devastating for Zulfiqar and Quetta. The 93 runs came out of his super bat, but it was not the bat which hit the glorious sixes, it was the magic arms of Umar that did the real damage. This innings will be a history for long long time in the T20 game of cricket.
Every one was expecting Umar to bat till the end. If that had happened, the Lahore Qalandars Team would have made above 225 runs. The asking rate was already suburb and not achievable.Umar was playing with passion and potential. It looked like he wanted his team to win. That was really great because He was a true patriot for Lahore. He was patriot in a sense that he wanted to make the life better for Lahore Qalandars.