In a video, making rounds on social media, Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal is seen “practising” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to gain fitness.
Akmal is out of the national cricket team mainly due to lack of fitness and his attitude.
In the video, the right-handed batsman is practising under ‘a foreigner trainer’ in a local gym as he is punching and kicking the pads.
The technique and style of his practice are rather immature as he has no proper stance and kicking or punching style.
Commenting on the training regime, fitness and boxing coach Usman Zulfiqar wrote: “That trainer kid is an old Sukh Chayn trainer’s son if I’m not mistaken. If you’ve got the means to pay for personal training, look into a professionals credentials and don’t let the fact that he/she is a foreigner, let you sign up. This is a disgrace to all martial arts and the fitness profession.”