Shahid Afridi criticised CSA for releasing a number of gamers for the IPL throughout the sequence.© AFP
After Pakistan’s 2-1 ODI series win over a South Africa, former all-rounder Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to criticise Cricket South Africa (CSA) for releasing several players for the IPL 2021 in the midst of the three-match ODI sequence towards 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 “unhappy to see T20 leagues influencing worldwide cricket”.
“Stunning to see @OfficialCSA permitting gamers to journey for IPL in the midst of a sequence. It’s unhappy to see T20 leagues influencing worldwide cricket. Some rethinking must be achieved!!” Afridi tweeted.
Stunning to see @OfficialCSA permitting gamers to journey for IPL in the midst of a sequence. It’s unhappy to see T20 leagues influencing worldwide cricket. Some rethinking must be achieved!! https://t.co/5McUzFuo8R
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 7, 2021
Afridi additionally congratulated Pakistan on their “positive sequence win”. He was notably 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 of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who missed out on his century by simply six runs within the third ODI, getting out to Andile Phehlukwayo on the final ball of their innings.
“Congratulations to Pakistan on a positive sequence win. Nice to see Fakhar comply with his good innings in Jo’Burg with one other 100. Babar was as soon as once more all class, wonderful bowling effort by all. A job effectively achieved,” wrote Afridi, congratulating Pakistan on their win.
Driving on skipper Babar Azam’s century, Pakistan received the primary ODI by three wickets. Nonetheless, 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 sequence 2-1 with a snug 28-run win Centurion on Wednesday.
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