Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock criticises Quinton De Kock ‘deception’ over Fakhar Zaman run-out

Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock criticises Quinton De Kock ‘deception’ over Fakhar Zaman run-out

Former South African captain Shaun Pollock on Wednesday mentioned he believed South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was responsible of deception within the run-out of Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman throughout the second one-international in Johannesburg on Sunday.

However Pollock mentioned he believed De Kock was not conscious of a regulation which outlaws wilful makes an attempt to “distract, deceive or impede” a batsman.

Talking in his position as a commentator for SuperSport tv within the build-up to the third and last match in Centurion, Pollock mentioned he believed the incident ought to have been despatched to the third umpire for a ruling.

It occurred off the primary ball of the ultimate over, which began with Pakistan needing 31 to win. Fakhar hit the ball to long-off and was run-out when he slowed down earlier than finishing a second run, with De Kock seemingly indicating {that a} throw from Aiden Markram must be aimed on the bowler’s finish.

Fakhar was out for 193.

If the umpires had determined that there was deliberate deception, they might have awarded 5 penalty runs to Pakistan, which might have saved the touring staff in with an opportunity of profitable, with Fakhar remaining on strike.

“If you have a look at the incident and analyse it, it’s the motion of placing the hand up, you possibly can see the distraction for the batsman and the truth that he laughed afterwards,” mentioned Pollock.

“I’m not saying that if he did that he knew it was fallacious. I don’t suppose quite a lot of the gamers find out about this rule,” mentioned Pollock, who was on the MCC committee which introduced within the rule to stop the observe of fielders pretending they’d stopped the ball with a view to dissuade batsmen from taking second runs.

” it, it didn’t really feel proper and I feel it was positively performed on function to try to deceive,” mentioned Pollock. “For those who gradual it down, it appears to be like as if he was attempting one thing (however) I don’t suppose he was attempting to cheat.”

Former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja mentioned he believed it was a borderline case.

“There was no conclusive proof that he was concerned in critical mischief,” he mentioned.

Raja joked that he believed deception was “a part of a wicketkeeper’s DNA”. He recalled an incident in a one-day worldwide towards India in 1986 when Indian wicketkeeper Sadanand Viswanath “tried to make consider he had missed the ball and I used to be run out”.

Raja mentioned the final word duty lay with the batsman. “The onus was on Fakhar to make his floor,” he mentioned.

“You are feeling like a idiot,” he mentioned of the Pune incident.

“Not solely the Indian fielders have been laughing at me, so was Javed Miandad on the non-striker’s finish.”

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