SA vs PAK: Shahid Afridi “Unhappy To See” South Africa Launch Gamers For IPL Amid Pakistan Sequence


Shahid Afridi criticised CSA for releasing a number of gamers for the IPL through the sequence.© AFP

After Pakistan’s 2-1 ODI sequence 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 2021 in the midst of the three-match ODI sequence 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 dedication however ultimately suffered a 28-run loss within the third and the ultimate ODI. Questioning CSA’s resolution, Afridi mentioned it was “unhappy to see T20 leagues influencing worldwide cricket”.

“Shocking 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 carried out!!” Afridi tweeted.

Afridi additionally congratulated Pakistan on their “effective sequence win”. He was significantly impressed with opener Fakhar Zaman who scored back-to-back centuries within the final two ODIs and performed a key position 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 effective sequence win. Nice to see Fakhar observe 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 properly carried out,” wrote Afridi, congratulating Pakistan on their win.

Driving on skipper Babar Azam’s century, Pakistan received the primary ODI by three wickets. Nevertheless, they got here brief within the second ODI by 17 runs, regardless of Fakhar Zaman’s document knock of 193 runs — the 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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