SA v PAK 2021: "What this cheeky giggle tells you," Waqar Younis questions De Kock's intentions

Quinton de Kock was involved in a controversial run-out in the second ODI against Pakistan.

Fakhar Zaman was run-out on 193 in the last over | Getty

In the second ODI against South Africa, Pakistan fell just 17 runs short of their target as the home team leveled the three-match series.

But in the last over, Fakhar Zaman was run-out on 193 began a controversy as everyone questioned Quinton de Kock’s ‘intentions’ in distracting Zaman.

Former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis after congratulating the opening batsman on his wonderful knock also pointed out de Kock’s “cheeky giggle” which according to him suggested his act was intentional.

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Record breaking inning. Simply Outstanding @FakharZamanLive Flag of Pakistan. What about this cheeky giggle from Quinton tells you Thinking face? #SAvPAK,” Younis wrote on Twitter.

Even the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) weighed in by tweeting the rule 41.5.1 which states, “It is unfair for any fielder wilfully to attempt, by word or action, to distract, deceive or obstruct either batsman after the striker has received the ball.

SA v PAK 2021: Fault was mine, not Quinton de Kock's - says Fakhar Zaman on his controversial run-out

Meanwhile, Zaman felt like it was his own fault and not de Kock’s as he was too busy looking out for his partner at the other end Haris Rauf.


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 05 Apr, 2021

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