The controversy over Fakhar Zaman‘s, who missed his double century by simply 7 runs, run out in opposition to South Africa within the second ODI in opposition to Pakistan is just not keen to die down. His compatriot and former quick bowler Shoaib Akhtar additionally spoke and expressed his grief over his dismissal, which was controversially dubbed ‘pretend fielding’ after the batsman was outwitted by a street-smart Proteas captain Quinton de Kock.
Sad with the dismissal, Shoaib focused the South Africa wicket-keeper batsman on his YouTube channel and stated that the best way he received Fakhar to expire on the sphere was in opposition to the spirit of the sport.
Shoaib stated,“What Quinton de Kock did, I wouldn’t name it dishonest, however it was not within the good spirit of the sport.”
“The spirit of the sport was harm which I didn’t like. Quinton de Kock is a good participant and he shouldn’t do it intentionally. Fakhar thought that when the throw was made, it might come to the non-striker’s finish and he [De Kock] additionally made the identical gesture,” Akhtar additional added.
Akhtar additional added he was desirous to see Zaman change into the one Pak batsman to attain two double centuries in ODIs.
“I felt dangerous as a result of I wished Fakhar to change into the one Pakistani batsman to have two double centuries. If these penalty runs got to Pakistan, they might have received the sport simply. However I used to be disenchanted that the choice wasn’t made then and there. There was no consciousness of the sport,” he stated.
In a stiff chase of 342, Zaman’s smashed a spectacular 193 however his effort was not sufficient for Pakistan, because the hosts levelled the collection 1-1 with a 22-run win on the Wanderers.
Zaman was run out within the 50th over and replays confirmed that de Kock tricked Zaman into believing that the throw was going to the non-striker’s finish.
The South Africa wicketkeeper pointed his finger in the direction of Lungi Ngidi however the ball was, actually, thrown by Aiden Markram in the direction of the keeper’s finish and it was a direct hit.
Zaman had slowed down his tempo on the finish of his second run and couldn’t make it again into his crease.
(With inputs from PTI).