Shoaib Akhtar wants Glenn Maxwell to apologise to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed
A lot has been said already about the incident.
Published - Jul 9, 2018 4:12 pm | Updated - Jul 9, 2018 4:21 pm
Pakistan famously won the recently concluded T20I tri-series in Zimbabwe by defeating Australia in a thrilling game on Sunday. Fakhar Zaman led the way for them in the chase of 184 runs with a 91-run knock. But the victory was marred with a controversy after the match as Glenn Maxwell didn’t shake hands with the opposition captain Sarfraz Ahmed and the former has been criticised a lot for the same. However, Shoaib Akhtar is the newest member to open up on the same and wants the Australian to apologise to the Pakistan skipper and the team.
The incident took place after the game was finished comprehensively by Pakistan in the last over of the chase. The teams line up to shake hands generally after every cricket game to show respect towards each other which is also a part of a sportsmanship. It also proves that the match was played in the right spirit from both the teams. But Maxwell not shaking hands with Sarfraz has certainly not gone down well with a certain section of the cricketing fraternity.
Maxwell has already clarified in his latest Twitter update that it was a genuine oversight on his part and he missed shaking hands with Sarfraz. He also congratulated the Men in Green for their impressive ton and tried to make amends. But Shoaib Akhtar is not at all pleased with his behaviour and has demanded an apology from him.
“Not shaking hands with Pak captain after winning the series it’s not a great example set by Glen Maxwell plus kids are watching his behaviour & looking up to him. Now-he should apologise to Pak team & Sarfraz,” he wrote in his tweet.
Now it remains to be seen if Maxwell comes up with a response to his demand and if there is any more controversy fuelling up over the matter.
Her’s Akhtar’s tweet:
Not shaking hands with Pak captain after winning the series its not a great example set by Glen Maxwell plus kids are watching his behaviour & looking up to him. Now-he should apologise to Pak team & Sarfraz ..
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 9, 2018
Here’s the video of the incident:
For those who missed it. This is what happened. pic.twitter.com/nORNAMLTPR
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) July 8, 2018
Hee’s Maxwell’s clarification:
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) July 9, 2018