Shahid Afridi criticized the CSA for releasing several players for the IPL during the series.© TUSEN
Following Pakistan’s 2-1 ODI Series victory over a South Africa, former all-rounder Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to criticize Cricket South Africa (CSA) for releasing several players for the 2021 IPL in middle of the three-game ODI series against Pakistan. . South Africa, playing without several star players – including Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada, showed great courage and determination, but ultimately suffered a 28-point loss in the third and final ODI. Questioning the CSA’s decision, Afridi said he was “sad to see the T20 leagues influencing international cricket”.
“Amazing to see @OfficialCSA allowing players to travel to the IPL in the middle of a series. It’s sad to see the T20 leagues influencing international cricket. We have to rethink !!” Afridi tweeted.
Surprising to see @OfficialCSA allowing players to travel to IPL in the middle of a series. It is sad to see the T20 leagues influencing international cricket. We must rethink !! https://t.co/5McUzFuo8R
– Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 7, 2021
Afridi also congratulated Pakistan on their “great series victory”. He was particularly impressed with opener Fakhar Zaman who scored consecutive centuries in the last two ODIs and played a key role in Pakistan’s victory. Afridi also praised Pakistani skipper Babar Azam’s bat, who missed his century by just six points in the third ODI, heading for Andile Phehlukwayo on the last ball of their innings.
“Kudos to Pakistan for a great win in the series. It’s great to see Fakhar follow up his brilliant innings at Jo’Burg with another 100. Babar was once again top notch, a great bowling effort by all. job well done, “wrote Afridi, congratulating Pakistan. on their victory.
Ridden on the century of skipper Babar Azam, Pakistan won the first ODI by three wickets. However, they missed in the second ODI by 17 points, despite Fakhar Zaman’s record of 193 points – the highest individual score in a chase. The visitors won the series 2-1 with a comfortable 28 Centurion point victory on Wednesday.
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