Momina Mustehsan sings support for Fakhar Zaman over De Kock trick
In the match played between Pakistan and South Africa at Johannesburg, Fakhar Zaman scored his highest score in an ODI (193 off 155 balls). However, Pakistan was defeated by 17 runs due to which Zaman was highly criticized over social media.
During the match, as the opener constituted his second run, the opposing team’s wicket-keeper made a gesture at the bowler which confused Zaman and his stride became slow while going towards the striker’s end.
Zaman’s instant confusion and slow stride instead of chasing the other side made him run out.
Pakistan however was not far behind and required only 31 runs to win. Zaman had achieved 90 runs through only 48 deliveries.
Momina Mustehsan is of the viewpoint that this was an intended deception on De Kock’s part when she tweeted:
“Should it not be wrong to purposely distract/trick a player midplay running to the crease? Sad to see unsportsmanlike conduct... @ICC #FakharZaman #PakVsSA @TheRealPCB”
She further added, “We all should tweet @ICC to ask for a comment. Is 41.5 a valid law? And if it is, was @FakharZamanLive dismissed unfairly? Cricket is loved and played across the globe. It is important to address this incident to keep it from encouraging deception in future plays #PakvsSA @TheRealPCB #AskICC.”
We all should tweet @ICC to ask for a comment. Is 41.5 a valid law? And if it is,was @FakharZamanLive dismissed unfairly? Cricket is loved and played across the globe. Important to address incident to keep it from encouraging deception in future plays #PakvsSA @TheRealPCB #AskICC https://t.co/5K2TbSN1fO— Momina Mustehsan (@MominaMustehsan) April 4, 2021