Adam Zampa doesn’t regret Mankad attempt, backed by Brian Lara


Australian T20 star Adam Zampa has revealed he has no regrets over his controversial Mankad attempt in a BBL clash as he received support from cricketing legend Brian Lara.

Zampa, the Melbourne Stars captain, caused a stir in the Melbourne Renegades innings final on Tuesday night when he tried to eliminate Renegades pacemaker Tom Rogers for falling back too far on the non-attacking side.

The decision was sent upstairs to the third referee who ruled she was not ruled out because Zampa had completed her bowling action before withdrawing bail, and Stars coach David Hussey said the team was ready to withdraw the appeal if the third referee ruled. IT out.

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However, Zampa struck a different tone when addressing the incident on Wednesday.

Zampa said his only regret was raising a finger and suggesting that Rogers was indeed exhausted (Morgan Hancock via Getty Images)

“Potentially. I don’t regret doing it, I guess I’m a Mankadder now,” he told Fox Cricket when asked if he would do it again.

“Gerard Abood (the referee) immediately said, ‘I think you have bad technique here, mate, and it’s not going to come out anyway.’

“I regret that maybe I lifted my finger as soon as I did and gave it right away. I don’t know what the answer is with the Mankad; I made the decision at the time because I felt Tom Rogers was gaining an advantage on the ball forward.

“I felt like I threw a good enough ball to play tailender but the batsman went back on strike, hence why I did it. Would I do it differently , I don’t know, I’m a really competitive guy.”

Rogers wasn’t amused after realizing Zampa was seriously trying to get him fired with his appeal (Daniel Pockett via Getty Images)

Zampa was backed by West Indies icon Brian Lara, who likened the act to when baseball pitchers catch runners trying to steal bases.

“You tell the bowler that if he crosses the line one centimeter, it’s illegal. But you have the right to go down the lane three or four meters and take advantage of that?” he said.

“I say Adam, kick him out, that’s what I think. He needs to be out of the game, these players need to understand that they need to stay in their crease, and I don’t see much upside.

“In baseball, the pitcher turns around and he looks at the guys that are on the different bases and they can’t move too fast because if he catches them, he turns around and he throws it to the catcher and they’re out.

“I don’t see anything wrong with that.”

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