The controversial incident between Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and Pakistan speedster Mohammad Hasnain refuses to die down with Pakistan icon Shoaib Akhtar branding the Australian’s gesture as “shameful” on Tuesday.
Akhtar took to Twitter and said, “Shameful gesture by @MStoinis regarding bowling action of @MHasnainPak during #TheHundred2022 . How dare you do such things?? Ofcourse @ICC stays quiet about them. No player should be allowed to do such things if someone’s been cleared already.”
Stoinis courted controversy on Sunday after he seemingly accused Hasnain of chucking during the Southern Brave’s seven-wicket loss to the Oval Invincibles in the ongoing ‘The Hundred.’
Shameful gesture by @MStoinis regarding bowling action of @MHasnainPak during #TheHundred2022 . How dare you do such things?? Ofcourse @ICC stays quiet about them.
No player should be allowed to do such things if someone’s been cleared already. pic.twitter.com/5idGdBqcUf
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 16, 2022
Stoinis, playing for the Southern Brave, was dismissed by Hasnain after edging into the hands of Will Jacks.
This is shocking !!!
— Azeem Rafiq (@AzeemRafiq30) August 14, 2022
While making his way to the pavilion, Stoinis was spotted seemingly imitating Hasnain’s action to be a chucking one.
Earlier this year, Hasnain was found guilty of having an illegal bowling action and was suspended from bowling after he was reported by umpire Gerard Abood in a Big Bash League (BBL) match.
The Lahore University of Management Sciences confirmed that his action breached the ICC’s 15-degree limit for elbow extension after Hasnain underwent biomechanics tests in January. The bowler has since been declared fit to bowl again after undergoing remedial work.
Hasnain has played eight ODIs and 18 T20 Internationals after making his Pakistan debut in 2019.