Temperamental Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal on Thursday was involved in a heated argument with police over a traffic violation for the second time in his controversy-beset career. The 26-year-old was stopped in his hometown of Lahore for driving a car bearing a personalised number plate deemed illegal by customs and excise officials.
“Police stopped me and used foul language and they told me I would have to remove the number plate myself,” he later told reporters.
He was jailed for a day in February 2014 after fighting a traffic warden who stopped him for breaking a traffic signal. He was also accused of fighting with a gate keeper at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore who refused entry to his car in 2014.
Akmal was dropped from Pakistan's one-day squad after the World Cup 2015 on the recommendation of then coach Waqar Younis who labelled him as an undisciplined and a selfish player, though he has since made a comeback.
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