Marcus Stoinis has been criticised for seemingly questioning the legality of the bowling action of Pakistani young pacer Mohammad Hasnain.
Stoinis mimed a throw as he walked from the field following his dismissal by Pakistan quick in Southern Brave’s away clash against Oval Invincibles. The Australian fell for 37 off 27, mistiming an 88mph Hasnain delivery to mid-off.
Some of the social media users expressed the wish that disciplinary action should be taken against Stoinis.
Hasnain has recently been declared fit to bowl again after undergoing remedial work, following a ban from bowling earlier this year due to an illegal action. One of the quickest bowlers in world cricket, Hasnain’s action has been questioned in the past by another Australia all-rounder, with Moises Henriques saying “nice throw mate” to Hasnain during the Sydney derby in the 2021/22 Big Bash League.
The 32-year-old all-rounder attempted to slap a 142km/h short delivery down the ground, instead gifting England’s Will Jacks a regulation catch at mid-off.
But as Stoinis made his way towards the pavilion, he implied the 22-year-old’s bowling action was illegitimate by miming a chucking motion – a not-so-subtle jab at his recent suspension from the sport.
Disappointing reaction from Marcus Stoinis after he was dismissed by Mohammad Hasnain. How about sticking to playing cricket and letting the officials do their job #TheHundred #Cricket pic.twitter.com/oYOSb12GTr
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) August 14, 2022
This is shocking !!!
— Azeem Rafiq (@AzeemRafiq30) August 14, 2022
The Age’s Daniel Brettig tweeted: “This is poor. There‘s a system in place to regulate bowling actions and it doesn’t include publicly questioning your opponent’s integrity.”
The Times’ Elizabeth Ammon posted: “Wonder if Stoinis will be in trouble for this implication.”