Surprising to see CSA players leaving for IPL amid Pakistan series: Shahid Afridi


After Pakistan’s ODI collection win in South Africa, former all-rounder Shahid Afridi took to social media to criticise Cricket South Africa (CSA) for releasing a number of players for the IPL 2021 in the course of the three-match ODI collection.

South Africa, enjoying with out a number of star players like Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, suffered a 28-run loss within the closing ODI on Wednesday.

The 44-year-old took to Twitter questioning CSA’s resolution.

“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.

Afridi additionally congratulated his countrymen, particularly Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam who had been essential to the staff’s success within the Rainbow Nation.

“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 on Twitter.

Pakistan received the primary ODI by three wickets using on skipper Babar Azam’s century. But within the second encounter, the guests got here brief by 17 runs, regardless of Fakhar Zaman’s document knock of 193 runs. Then, Pakistan clinched the collection 2-1 with a cushty 28-run win in Centurion with the assistance of one other Fakhar ton.

The two groups are set to play 4 T20Is, ranging from April 16.

As for the South African players who not too long ago flew to India, they are going to want to full a seven-day quarantine interval and have successive COVID-19 damaging studies earlier than being eligible to be part of their IPL 2021 teammates within the bio-bubble.


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