Ground fielding mishaps and bad running between the wickets in not a new thing to Pakistan Cricket team. Both of these have been Pakistan’s Achilles’ heel for Pakistan for a long time. From the time of Inzamam-ul-Haq to current generation, Pakistan Cricket team have a poor track record in both departments.
Same thing was evident in the first ODI between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi today, when both Imam-ul-Haq and Haris Sohail ended up on one end while going for a run.
On the 5th ball of 26th over of Pakistan innings, Imam-ul-Haq played a ball into the hands of point fielder and took a couple of wickets down the wicket to hint a single. The couple of steps prompted his partner Haris Sohail for a quick single, before Imam stopped ball watching back in his crease.
Luckily the throw came at strikers’ end and gave them a chance to recover. However, Zimbabwe wicket keeper missed the throw that was collected at square leg. On watching both batsman strangling on strikers’ end, the fielder at square leg quickly gathered the ball and lobbed it to the bowler who completed the formalities.
After the incident unfolded, the video of the drama went viral on social media with people coming up with different memes and jokes on the same.
Eventually, Pakistan made a competitive 281-8 in first innings to give themselves a good chance of winning. Haris Sohail played a good hand with 71 runs off 82 balls.
— Sandybatsman (@sandybatsman) October 30, 2020
Very Rare Runout In Cricket ….
It Took More Than 5 Minutes to Take Decision for 3rd Umpire ….
And Finally Imam Is Given Out ….#PakvsZim #Pakistan #Zimbambwe
@ICC @TheRealPCB @ZimCricketv pic.twitter.com/SYv8B46R8s
— Parthu Reddy (@Parthu_Virat_18) October 30, 2020
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 30, 2020