Following the flood of criticism against Quinton de Kock over his alleged involvement in the run out of Fakhar Zaman, fellow South African Tabraiz Shamsi has come to the defence of the Proteas wicketkeeper.
Taking to Twitter, the leg spinner clarified that Quinton de Kock was not speaking to the batsman or pointing at the batsman. He explained that the wicketkeeper was asking a “fielder to back up at the non-striker’s end”.
Not Quinnys fault the batman turned around to see instead of completing the run safely which he should have done,” said Shamsi while holding Fakhar Zaman responsible for his mistake
Stop the hate and leave QDK alone,” urged the bowler.
He asked whether it was not funny that the “batsman stopped running instead of completing the run.”
“Let’s not take the attention away from a great innings that he played and give him credit for that,” Shamsi said while acknowledging Fakhar’s knock in Pakistan’s losing cause.
For him it was simple as the “batman’s job in that instance was to complete the run”.
‘My fault’ says Fakhar Zaman after Quinton de Kock blamed for his run out
Meanwhile, Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman has said it was his “own fault” that he got run out during the second ODI against South Africa.
Fakhar said he was looking towards Haris Rauf at the other end and could not assess the danger he was in when he was dismissed.
De Kock has been under fire for allegedly ‘distracting’ Fakhar Zaman to get him run out in the last over of the game when Zaman was at 193.
The left-hander batsman was run out while coming in for a second run, when he made the fatal mistake of slowing down, apparently assuming that the ball was heading towards the other end.