Kamran Akmal says his ultimate goal ‘is to play in India’

India and Pakistan have not played a single series since Pakistan's tour of India in 2007.

Written by Agencies | Islamabad | Published: August 26, 2012 4:46:14 pm

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal,after having made a comeback into the national team after one year,is determined to do well in the upcoming ODI series against Australia and in the ICC World Twenty20 championship in Sri Lanka to get selected for the three-match ODI series against India in December.

“I am looking forward towards doing well against the Australians and the World T20 championship. It ensures selection in the squad for the India series. I would love to come to India again,” the Daily Times quoted Akmal,as saying.

The two countries have not played a single series since Pakistan”s tour of India in 2007 after cricket ties were snapped following the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. Akmal,who was dropped from the side over allegations of under-performance,said that he would also want to play in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

“I played for the Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural IPL and we were the champions. I can”t say why the Pakistani players were not allowed to play in the IPL after that. But if I get a chance,I want to play in the IPL again,” said Akmal,who has topped the batting charts in SLPL.

Akmal is confident that his good form in the SLPL would boost his confidence ahead of the World Twenty20 championship.

The 30-year-old batsman also said he was not perturbed by all the controversies that surrounded him in the past one and half years.

“People will keep on writing about controversies about anybody. So I am not bothered about all those controversies surrounding me. Now I have been selected and have gotten the chance to prove myself. I hope I will carry on my good form and continue playing for Pakistan,” he said.

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