New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan defends Quinton De Kock in a deceptive run-out controversy against Fakhar Zaman in the second ODI on Sunday. McClenaghan replied in a hilarious way to a tweet by renowned commentator Alan Wilkins, who wasn’t impressed by De Kock’s deceptive run-out action.
South Africa won the match by 17 runs & the three-match ODI series are levelled at 1-1. De Kock’s deceptive run-out was not liked by Wilkins. He replied to a fan tweeted video of the run-out in a harsh way. Wilkins tweeted, “The more I see this the more I dislike the obvious deception. #SAvPAK.”
McClenaghan has a contrasting opinion on the run-out controversy. He blamed the batsman for not keeping a check on the ball at a crucial point in the match. “All for. Check both the ways before crossing the road,” the Kiwi tweeted. Here McClenaghan referred to the practice of checking traffic before stepping onto a road.
Zaman became the first batsman to score the highest individual ODI runs. He guided Pakistan closer to a big target by registering a stupendous 193 runs knock. However, Zaman got out by an unexpected direct hit from the long-off boundary in the final over. In the post-match press conference, Zaman took the responsibility for his actions. He also cleared the air on De Kock’s alleged run-out action.