Former South African skipper Sean Pollock talks about Pakistan’s controversial leak on Wednesday Fahar zaman during the second ODI of the ongoing three-match streak. Pollock believes de Kok is guilty of fraud and the incident should have been referred to a third judge.
“When you look at the incident and analyze it, it’s the action of raising your hand, you can see the distraction of the batsman and the fact that he laughed afterwards,” SuperSport said during the third ODI between the two sides.
“I’m not saying that if he did, he knew it was wrong. I don’t think many players know about this rule. “
Zaman was exhausted in the 50’s and repetitions showed that de Kock tricked Zaman into believing that the throw was coming to an end for the non-striker. The South African goalkeeper pointed a finger at Lungi Ngidi but the ball was actually thrown by Aiden Macram towards the end of the goalkeeper and it was a direct hit, sending Zaman back into the pavilion.
The opening of Pakistan had slowed at the end of its second round and could not return to its fold. Zaman scored a brilliant 193, but his efforts were not enough for Pakistan as the hosts tied the series 1-1 with 22 wins.
“Looking, it didn’t feel good, and I think it was definitely done on purpose to try to fool me,” Pollock said. “If you slow him down, he seems to have tried something (but I don’t think he tried to cheat.”
According to MCC rule “41.5 deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of a batsman”, it is unfair for a fielder to try to distract, mislead or obstruct one of the batsmen with a word or action after the attacker has received the ball.