- Fakhar Zaman says he was wanting in direction of Haris Rauf when he obtained run out.
- “I don’t think it’s Quinton’s fault,” says Pakistani batsman as controversy brews over controversial dismissal.
- The Worldwide Cricket Council has not spoken on the matter but.
KARACHI: Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman has stated it was his “own fault” that he obtained run out through the second ODI towards South Africa.
Fakhar stated he was wanting in direction of Haris Rauf on the different finish and couldn’t assess the hazard he was in when he was dismissed.
In the meantime, South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been below fireplace for allegedly ‘distracting’ Fakhar Zaman to get him run out within the final over of the sport, when Zaman was at 193.
The left-hander was run out whereas coming in for a second run, when he made the deadly mistake of slowing down, apparently assuming that the ball was heading in direction of the opposite finish.
Cricket consultants and former gamers criticised the South African wicketkeeper for what they noticed as a deliberate try to mislead Zaman into pondering he was secure, however the Pakistani batsman has rejected the notion that it was Quinton’s fault.
“The fault was mine as I was too busy looking out for Haris Rauf at the other end as I felt he’d started off a little late from his crease, so I thought he was in trouble. The rest is up to the match referee, but I don’t think it’s Quinton’s fault,” Fakhar Zaman stated.
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Whereas expressing their displeasure on the incident, cricket followers and former cricketers have recommended that the dismissal ought to have been struck off with 5 penalty runs and an additional supply awarded to the chasing aspect below legislation 41.5.1 of the sport.
Legislation 41.5.1 states that “it is unfair for any fielder wilfully to attempt, by word or action, to distract, deceive or obstruct either batsman after the striker has received the ball”.
As well as, clause 41.5.2 says that “It is for either one of the umpires to decide whether any distraction, deception or obstruction is wilful or not.”
The Worldwide Cricket Council has not spoken on the matter but.