It was a brilliant effort from Pakistan to seal the T20I series with a convincing win over Australia in the second match. Pakistan fielders dropped catches of the dangerous Glenn Maxwell, but Fakhar Zaman redeemed the fielding side with a magnificent run out to dismiss Ben McDermott in the 14th over.
McDermott tried to sneak a single by dabbing the ball towards short mid wicket. Fakhar Zaman charged towards the ball, he dived and threw it towards the non-striker’s end. He did not even look at the stumps before throwing it. He did it in one quick motion pulling off one of the best run outs of the year.
Here’s a look at the run out:
However, Sarfraz went a little overboard praising Zaman’s heroics in the field. He said in the press conference, “The way Fakhar Zaman did that run-out, maybe even Jonty Rhodes would not have done a run-out like that,”
The way @FakharZamanLive run out’s today, Jonty Rhodes has never done this – @SarfarazA_54 #PAKvAUS #Cricket #KhelShel #Pakistan #Australia #Dubai #SarfarazAhmed #FakharZaman pic.twitter.com/Y7Cfwx7rPk
— Khel Shel (@khelshel) October 27, 2018
For all cricket fans, former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes is to fielding what Sachin Tendulkar is to batting. The legendary fielder has pulled off stunning catches, unreal run outs with his agile display on the field. He turned matches with his lightening-fast fielding efforts. There is enough evidence in the history for that.
Here’s a look at the compilation video:
The Pakistan skipper should have realised that he had reactions like these coming after that comment:
Jonty Rhodes is far better….No comparison
— Shahabuddin Haque (@ShahabuddinHaq1) October 27, 2018
If sarfraz pleased with zaman fielding, let him appreciate, dont even say Jhonty can’t do. He is poiner in fielding standards. Wake up lazy man!
— Mannaru (@Harish_SPE) October 27, 2018
Joke of the year
— Saurabh Manjhi (@saurabhmanjhi_) October 27, 2018
Even India’s @ishankishan51 is much better WK batsman than @SarfarazA_54 .How can you compare @FakharZamanLive to the legendary @JontyRhodes8? Like few years ago @babarazam258 was Compared to legendary batsman @imVkohli .
— Mohit Sharma (@mohitsharma13_) October 27, 2018
Sarfaraz Please don’t Joke
— Cricket Keeda (@Surana9Naveen) October 27, 2018