IPL 2021: Shahid Afridi query SA gamers loyalty for selecting T20 league | Cricket Information
South Africa misplaced the three-match ODI collection 2-1 to Pakistan on Wednesday (April 7) with a number of gamers from the house facet not turning out for the third and last ODI since they needed to go away early for India to participate within the Indian Premier League (IPL). The likes of Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje left for India after South Africa gained the second ODI.
Pakistan gained the ODI collection with a 28-run win within the third ODI however former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has questioned Cricket South Africa’s choice to launch a number of of their key gamers early. Afridi stated 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 collection. It’s unhappy to see T20 leagues influencing worldwide cricket. Some rethinking must be achieved!!” Afridi tweeted.
Shocking to see @OfficialCSA permitting gamers to journey for IPL in the midst of a collection. 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
Former Pakistan all-rounder Afridi additionally congratulated Pakistan on their ‘fantastic collection win’. He was notably 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 fantastic collection win. Nice to see Fakhar comply with his sensible innings in Jo’Burg with one other 100. Babar was as soon as once more all class, wonderful bowling effort by all. A job nicely achieved,” wrote Afridi.
Riding on skipper Babar Azam’s century, Pakistan gained the primary ODI by three wickets. Nonetheless, they fell quick within the second ODI by 17 runs, regardless of Fakhar Zaman’s report knock of 193 – 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.