Former Pakistan cricket fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar like millions of cricket fans has also reacted to South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock’s dismissal of Fakhar Zaman and then a sarcastic laugh, saying that what De Kock did was not the standard of a good game.
Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has shared his analysis of the match in a video for cricket fans on his Twitter account.
In the video, Shoaib Akhtar says, “Fakhar Zaman could not score 200 runs. I would not call it chatting but it is not the standard of a good game.”
While commenting on the existing cricket rules regarding the incident that took place during the game yesterday, the former fast bowler said, “Article 41.5 of the ICC rules clearly states that if you deliberately distract another player. If they try to divide, an additional 5 runs will be given and at the same time the ball will be repeated and the runs scored by the player will also be added.
Sharing his video, Shoaib Akhtar praising Fakhar Zaman wrote, “Fakhar Zaman played a brilliant inning, it was fun to watch the match that Fakhr alone brought the match to an end.”
Expressing his regrets as Fakhar Zaman could not achieve, Shoaib Akhtar said, “The end of the innings was sad. Fakhr deserved 200 runs.
What a master inning by @FakharZamanLive. Treat to watch. Single handedly brought the game here.— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 4, 2021
Sad end to the inning. Deserved a 200.
Was the spirit of the game compromised by South Africa & @QuinnyDeKock69 in that run out??
Full review: https://t.co/bi2f2Qgxij#PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/7Uvt8Ovhpn
It should be noted that the opener of the national team Fakhar Zaman was run out after being tricked by the South African wicketkeeper.
In the second match of the ODI series, Fakhr Zaman played brilliant innings of 193 off 155 balls which included 10 sixes and 18 fours.