new Delhi: In the second ODI of the series played in South Africa and Pakistan (SA vs PAK) in Johannesburg, a big controversy arose over the run-out of Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman. South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock faked feck and got Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman to runout.
Miandad lambasted Fakhar Zaman
This run out gave a lot of praise to Pakistan, as Fakhar Zaman missed his second double century in ODIs, along with Pakistan lost the match by 17 runs. Following the runout of Fakhar Zaman, questions were raised about the playing spirit of South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, but Javed Miandad has on the other hand attributed Fakhar Zaman to the runout.
‘Love the wicket like a sweetheart’
Miandad said, ‘You should love your wicket as much as your sweetie. If this happens, you cannot runout like this. You can’t ignore the ball. Miandad further said, ‘We used to do this too, it would have shown that I was throwing the ball at the striker end, but I actually used to throw at the non-striker end, so that the batsman of the opposition team was out. It should be considered clever. ‘
Dickock distracts Fakhar
Fakhar Zaman quickly completed the first run, playing a shot on the first ball of the last over of Pakistan’s innings. When he ran for a second run, South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock pointed at Non-Strucker Ind, distracting Fakhar. In such a time, Aiden Markram had hit the ball on the wicket. Fakhar was dismissed after scoring 193 runs.
Missed the second double century
Due to the cleverness of Quinton de Kock, Fakhar missed his second double century. Fakhar had earlier played a brilliant innings of 210 runs against Zimbabwe in 2018. If Fakhar had completed his second double century, he would have become the second player to do so after Rohit Sharma. Rohit has 3 double centuries in ODI cricket.