In the New Zealand vs. Pakistan cricket match, a remarkable display of sportsmanship by Devon Conway has been the talk of Twitter. Unlike the usual practice of batsmen staying on the crease until the umpire makes a decision on their dismissal, Conway voluntarily walked off before the bowling team even had a chance to appeal.
The game took place in Bengaluru, where Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first on a batting-friendly track. However, their opening bowlers couldn’t make much headway as the New Zealand openers comfortably accumulated runs. By the end of the batting powerplay, New Zealand was scoring at a rate of 6.6 runs per over. Just when it seemed the batters might exploit the favorable batting conditions to accelerate the scoring further, Hasan Ali had other plans.
In the 11th over, Hasan Ali bowled a tight over, giving away only 2 runs in the first four deliveries. On the fifth ball, he delivered a short-pitched delivery to Conway, who attempted a pull shot. As the ball landed in the gloves of Mohammad Rizwan, there wasn’t a strong appeal initially. However, to the surprise of many,
Conway began walking back to the pavilion as soon as the keeper completed the catch. Rizwan appeared unsure, and Hasan Ali’s appeal was unconvincing. Witnessing the batsman’s voluntary exit, the umpire had no choice but to declare him out, leading to Pakistan celebrating Hasan Ali’s 100th wicket in ODI cricket.
Devon Conway’s Extraordinary Act of Sportsmanship Amazes Twitter
Conway’s sportsmanlike gesture in accepting his own dismissal has drawn considerable attention and praise from the Twitter community.
*💥WICKET:🎯🎳* New Zealand 🇦🇺 68/1 (10.5/50)
Conway c †Mohammad Rizwan b Hasan Ali 35 (39)
Hasan Ali 3.5-0-19-1 🔰 pic.twitter.com/WKfWOGxIRE
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Hasan Ali gets Pakistan the first wicket. Conway gone.
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