Following the flood of criticism towards Quinton de Kock over his alleged involvement within the run out of Fakhar Zaman, fellow South African Tabraiz Shamsi has come to the defence of the Proteas wicketkeeper.
Taking to Twitter, the leg spinner clarified that Quinton de Kock was not chatting with the batsman or pointing on the batsman. He defined that the wicketkeeper was asking a “fielder to back up at the non-striker’s end”.
“Not Quinnys fault the batman turned around to see instead of completing the run safely which he should have done,” mentioned Shamsi whereas holding Fakhar Zaman liable for his mistake.
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“Stop the hate and leave QDK alone,” urged the bowler.
He requested whether or not it was not humorous that the “batsman stopped running instead of completing the run.”
“Let’s not take the attention away from a great innings that he played and give him credit for that,” Shamsi mentioned whereas acknowledging Fakhar’s knock in Pakistan’s dropping trigger.
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For him it was easy because the “batman’s job in that instance was to complete the run”.
‘My fault’ says Fakhar Zaman after Quinton de Kock blamed for his run out
In the meantime, Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman has mentioned it was his “own fault” that he acquired run out through the second ODI towards South Africa.
Fakhar mentioned he was trying in direction of Haris Rauf on the different finish and couldn’t assess the hazard he was in when he was dismissed.
De Kock has been underneath 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 batsman 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.
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Cricket specialists and former gamers criticised the South African wicketkeeper for what they noticed as a deliberate try to mislead Zaman into considering 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 mentioned.
Whereas expressing their displeasure on the incident, cricket followers and former cricketers have instructed that the dismissal ought to have been struck off with 5 penalty runs and an additional supply awarded to the chasing facet underneath legislation 41.5.1 of the sport.
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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.