Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has strongly criticized Cricket South Africa (CSA). CSA released many of its star players to play in IPL 2021 in the middle of the ODI series of 3 matches against Pakistan (SA vs PAK).
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Pakistan won the ODI series 2-1
The host South African team landed in the third ODI without star players like Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada. Pakistan cricket team beat South Africa by 28 runs in the third ODI to win the 3-match series 2-1. In response to the 321 runs put by Pakistan, the hosts South African team collapsed for 292 runs with 3 balls left.
Afridi tweeted on his official Twitter handle on social media, ‘It is sad to see that T20 league is dominating international cricket.’ The IPL starts on April 9. Quinton de Kock has to play for Mumbai Indians while Rabada has to play for Delhi Capitals.
Afridi wrote, ‘I am surprised to see that the South Africa Cricket Board allowed the players to go to the middle of the series to play in the IPL. There is a need to rethink about it. ‘
Shahid Afridi congratulated Pakistan
Shahid Afridi congratulated the team on winning the series under the captaincy of Babar Azam. Afridi tweeted, ‘Congratulations to Pakistan team on a great win. It was nice to see Fakhar playing a century innings. Babar then showed his class. Bowling was also amazing.
Sometimes Shahid Afridi has been in controversy for ball tempering and sometimes for colorful mood.
T20 series will be played from April 10
The first ODI of the series was won by Pakistan by three wickets while South Africa made a stunning comeback in the second ODI and won by 17 runs. The 4-match T20 series will be played between the two teams from 10 April.