Shahid Afridi criticised CSA for releasing a number of gamers for the IPL throughout the collection.© 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 course of the three-match ODI collection 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 dedication however ultimately suffered a 28-run loss within the third and the ultimate ODI. Questioning CSA’s determination, Afridi stated 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 executed!! https://t.co/5McUzFuo8R
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 7, 2021
Afridi additionally congratulated Pakistan on their “fine series 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 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 gained the primary ODI by three wickets. However, they got here quick within the second ODI by 17 runs, regardless of Fakhar Zaman’s file knock of 193 runs — the best particular person rating throughout a run chase. The guests clinched the collection 2-1 with a snug 28-run win Centurion on Wednesday.
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