LAHORE Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has said Pakistan cricket has been passing through a difficult phase and cannot afford further controversies. He reminded that a difficult tour of England is on the cards and Pakistan had to participate in the World Cup next year, reported Deutsche Welle Radio Urdu Service. I believe that in such a difficult situation when foreign teams are reluctant to visit Pakistan we should refrain from creating controversies in the larger interest of the game and the country, he said. Kamran has been remained in the news amid shrewd allegations of match-fixing leveled against him by former team coach Intikhab Alam and assistant coach Aaqib Javed. Kamran, known for his swashbuckling batting in limited version of the game, said that he would not comment on the allegations of the two former team officials. I am astonished by such allegations but I am bound in a contract with the PCB and I hope that the Board would take care of these allegations. Kamran praised the captaincy of Shahid Afridi, saying that he had tied the team as well-knit unit and under him the boys looked keen to perform according to their true potential. Afridi is an aggressive captain who always keeps the boys motivated in the middle and I have fully enjoyed playing under him, Kamran said. He said that the team is fully behind Afridi which was important for making decisions in a relaxed manner. Kamran is amongst a few selective players of Pakistan who are part of the Pakistan team in all the forms of cricket and have served the team with their excellent performance. Unlike other performers, Kamran never run after captaincy as he is more focused to improve his batting and wicket-keeping skill. I am not interested in leading the side as I feel that representing the country itself is a big honor. I am more than keen to give my full support to the player whom the PCB appoints to lead the team, he said. Like many humble cricketers, Kamran is also not shy of taking and picking the finer tips of the game. He had been criticized for his poor wicket-keeping in the Sydney Test but his performance behind the stumps was excellent in the recently-concluded World T20. Kamran argued that the critics only remembered and discuss one odd poor performance and forgets his feats - 181 dismissals in Test cricket. He, however, admitted that poor show always invites criticism and I take it positively. I am a learner and I am always keen to learn from everyone. After every tour I go to the National Cricket Academy regularly to take tips from Mohtisham Rasheed, my own coach Dr. Jamil and Wasim Bari. Recently, Umar, my younger brother, and I were invited by Zaheer Abbas, known as the Asian Bradman, at his residence in Karachi which was a memorable meeting. We spent almost five hours with the great batsman during which he gave us very useful tips to improve our batting. I must say that it was a wonderful meeting, Kamran recalled. Kamran is a fan of famous Waugh brothers of Australia who played almost 100 Tests together and brought laurels for their country. He wishes to fall in their footsteps along with his younger brother Umar Akmal. I desire that we too be remembered like Mohammed brothers, Chapplle brothers and Waugh brothers when we quit the game, Kamran wished.