Here’s Why Pakistani Fans Are Trolling Marcus Stoinis

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Australian all-rounder Marcus Stonis has come under the fire of Pakistani fans, and cricket fans in general, after his gestures during a Hundred game suggested he was accusing pacer Mohammad Hasnain of chucking!

On Sunday at The Oval, bowling for Oval Invincibles, Hasnain dismissed Southern Brave’s Marcus Stoinis – a short ball on which Stoinis was hurried on and could only splice it to mid-off where fielder Will Jacks took an easy catch.

As Stoinis was walking back to the dugout after being dismissed, he was seen gesturing Hasnain’s bowling action in which he intentionally chucked suggesting that the Pakistani pacer’s history of chucking is not gone.

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This created quite a furore among fans. Hasnain had been cleared by the ICC in June for his bowling action. Hasnain was reported for a faulty action in January during his Big Bash League stint for Sydney Thunder when Sydney SixersMoises Henriques, Stoinis’ Australian mate, was the first to accuse the pacer for chucking and also rebuked him during the game.

The PCB then suspended him from bowling even in domestic cricket and decided to assign its high-performance coach, Umar Rasheed, to work with him at Lahore, where it was revealed that his arm was jerking. In the next few months, he worked and tweaked his action. In June he cleared his bowling action tests and was allowed to bowl.

Marcus Stoinis
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However, Stoinis’ reaction on Sunday once again sparked the debate. Though many have now to come to Hasnain’s defence stating that the governing body had passed the pacer’s action.

Marcus Stoinis was trolled and criticised heavily after his supposed allegation that Hasnain was chucking when he dismissed him.

Mohammad Hasnain, 22, had made his international Pakistan debut in 2019. The youngster has so far featured in 8 ODIs and 18 T20Is picking a total of 29 wickets and has also plied his trade in the different franchise leagues such as BBL, PSL, CPL and now The Hundred.

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