Pakistan Batter Earns Praise From Fans After Walking Off Despite No Appeal
Asia Cup: Neither Karthik, nor Avesh, the bowler, appealed as the edge was very faint. Fakhar though took the walk and umpire raised his finger with Pakistan losing its second wicket for 42 runs as he departed for10 off 6 deliveries.
Pakistan batter Fakhar Zaman showed great sportsman spirit as decided to walk off after edging a delivery from Avesh Khan to the wicket-keeper in the high voltage Asia Cup clash between India and Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday. Pakistan had already lost the wicket of captain Babar Azam early and Fakhar looked in good touch before edging a short delivery to Karthik in the last over of the powerplay.
Neither Karthik, nor Avesh, the bowler, appealed as the edge was very faint. Fakhar though took the walk and umpire raised his finger with Pakistan losing its second wicket for 42 runs as he departed for 10 off 6 deliveries.
Fakhar's decision earned him a lot of praise from fans on Twitter. Here are some of the reaction.
Fakhar Zaman has set a high level standards of sportsman spirit by walking over to pavillion despite no appeal from India. You can hardly expect such sort of sportsman spirit in India and Pakistan encounter. #INDvPAK— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) August 28, 2022
Literally no one:— Ammar. (@Ammar_AliKhan) August 28, 2022
Fakhar Zaman: pic.twitter.com/yq6CUEYXYK
babar azam and fakhar zaman in the dressing room pic.twitter.com/4MsMHetn6V— vipin (@djfrankkie) August 28, 2022