Hameed backs "talented" rookie Akmal to break his fastest 1000-run record

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London, Aug .12 (ANI): Applauding young batsman Umar Akmal for his brilliant performance in the just concluded Sri Lanka One-Day International series, Pakistan opener Yasir Hameed has said Akmal has the potential to be a world-class batsman and break his record of scoring 1000 one day runs in 24 innings.

In an interview with PakPassion, Hameed described Akmal as a stylish and talented batsman.

"He's a very talented and stylish batsman.It took me 24 innings to reach 1000 one day runs which is the fastest for Pakistan, but I feel that Umar has the potential to break that record," Hameed said.

Hameed, who is currently playing league cricket in England, said Akmal could become an important player in the middle order.

Umar has all the attributes to become an important part of the Pakistan middle order and he already has 192 runs in only 4 innings, so he has every chance of beating my record," he said.

The overall record of scoring 1000 runs in the least number of innings is held by famous West Indian batsman Viv Richards, who took just 21 innings to achieve the feat. (ANI)

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