Javed Miandad Blames Fakhar Zaman for Controversial Run Out

Former captain, Javed Miandad, has termed South African wicket-keeper, Quinton de Kock, smart for his role in the controversial run-out of Fakhar Zaman. Miandad said that it was smart of de Kock to deceive Fakhar during the run-out in the second ODI.


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Miandad said that a cricketer cannot take his eyes off the ball under any circumstance and shifted all the blame towards Fakhar. He believes that Fakhar should have been focused on completing the run first and then worry about his partner at the other end.

Miandad said, “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.”

The legendary middle-order batsman said that smart cricket is required to gain an advantage over your opposition and claimed that the Pakistan team used to apply similar tactics during his playing days.


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“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,” he said.

Despite Fakhar’s amazing innings of 193, Pakistan were unable to chase down a mammoth total of 342, ultimately losing the match by 17 runs, as South Africa leveled the series 1-1. Pakistan will look to win the third ODI at Centurion on Wednesday, claiming their second-ever series win against the Proteas in South Africa.

  • I agree with Mr. Miandad, it was stupid of Fakhar to look back, stop and not completing the run. He should have first completed the run and then look around. This is height of stupidity.

  • My name is ASIF. I also played cricket long time and this kind of smartness is a part of game. Actually Fakhar Zaman was in critical position and Going to make history, but he make mistake and did not concentrate his 2nd Run. But his bad luck direct through to the stump amaising.

  • 100% agreed with Great Miandad
    This types of doings maybe called unfair means, but can’t make rules declair them as fouls, because it will create many problems in consequences……..
    For instance if it was declared as foul then you will see the reactions of South Africans wid be different…
    If Same thing was done by pakistani team, then our comments wud be different….. So to me there shud b no rule regarding deception whatsoever, you may call them unfair but can’t make rule on it

  • Javed uncle aap k dour ki cricket has been retired since long….its some new era with modern cricket…..though you and Wasim karam are right to the extent that Fakhar should have completed his 2nd run race before looking out here and there , but cheating and distracting is no more a smart game….love you…..

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