Federal Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry feels that Fakhar Alam joined the debate surrounding the controversial dismissal of Fakhar Zaman in the second one-dayer against South Afrrica.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Fawad Chaudhry wrote: “Extremely disappointed on this deception level, come on cricket @SouthAfrica show some grace,way you got Fakhar “its not cricket” … boy truly deserved doubles… #fakharzaman.”
One of the greatest knocks in one-day international history came to a cruel end after Fakhar Zaman was run out by do Kock in a controversial manner .
Fakhar played a lone hand as he made 193 in the visitors’ futile pursuit of South Africa’s mammoth score of 6/341, but was chasing the consolation prize of a double century when he was fooled on the first ball of the final over.
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 5, 2021
Fakhar, who hit 18 fours and 10 sixes in his incredible 155-ball knock that dragged Pakistan to a final score of 9/324, hit Lungi Ngidi’s delivery to the long-on fielder and called for two runs.
But as he returned to the striker’s end for the second, Proteas wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock pointed excitedly towards the nonstriker’s end. Fakhar, distracted, turned his head and the moment of hesitation was enough to cost him his wicket as a direct hit broke the stumps in front of de Kock.
Law 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”, meaning the umpires could have awarded five penalty runs to Pakistan if they’d deemed de Kock’s actions to be deliberate deception or “fake fielding”.