While Pakistani cricket fans angry about the controversial run out of left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman involving Quinton de Kock in the second ODI against South Africa on Saturday, legendary former Pakistani Cricketer Javed Miandad describes it as ‘smart’.
In the last over of the second One Day International (ODI), de Kock, who was waiting to collect the ball at the striker’s end, signaled as the ball should collect at the bowler’s end. This made Fakhar slow down his speed as he ran back towards the striker’s end and as a result got run out.
Javed Miandad said in his statement that,
“You can’t get the eyes off the ball,” Miandad told PPI. “You must love your wicket and runs like a man loves a woman. When you do that, you can’t get run out like this.”
“We also used to do that. I used to pretend that I am throwing the ball to the bowler’s end but would through towards the wicket-keeper to get the opponent run out. That must be considered smart,” said Miandad.