Shahid Afridi criticised CSA for releasing a number of gamers for the IPL in the course of the collection.© AFP
After Pakistan’s 2-1 ODI collection win over a South Africa, former all-rounder Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to criticise Cricket South Africa (CSA) for releasing a number of gamers for the IPL in the course of the three-match ODI collection in opposition to Pakistan. South Africa, taking part in with out a number of star gamers — together with Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada, confirmed nice grit and willpower however ultimately suffered a 28-run loss within the third and the ultimate ODI. Questioning CSA’s determination, Afridi mentioned it was “sad to see T20 leagues influencing international cricket”.
“Surprising to see @OfficialCSA allowing players to travel for IPL in the middle of a series. It is sad to see T20 leagues influencing international cricket. Some rethinking needs to be done!!” Afridi tweeted.
Surprising to see @OfficialCSA permitting gamers to journey for IPL in the course of a collection. It is unhappy to see T20 leagues influencing worldwide cricket. Some rethinking must be accomplished!! https://t.co/5McUzFuo8R
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 7, 2021
Afridi additionally congratulated Pakistan on their “fine series win”. He was specific impressed with opener Fakhar Zaman who scored back-to-back centuries within the final two ODIs and performed a key function in Pakistan’s win. Afridi additionally praised the batting for Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who missed out on his century by simply six runs, getting out to Andile Phehlukwayo on the final ball of their innings.
“Congratulations to Pakistan on a fine series win. Great to see Fakhar follow his brilliant innings in Jo’Burg with another 100. Babar was once again all class, excellent bowling effort by all. A job well done,” wrote Afridi, congratulating Pakistan on their win.
Riding on skipper Babar Azam’s century, Pakistan received the primary ODI by three wickets. However, they got here brief within the second ODI by 17 runs, regardless of Fakhar Zaman’s document knock of 193 runs — the very best particular person rating throughout a run chase. The guests clinched the collection 2-1 with a cushty 28-run win Centurion on Wednesday.
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