Shoaib Akhtar wants Glenn Maxwell to apologise to Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed

11 July, 2018, 19:47 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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After being beaten fair and square in the Tri-nations final, Maxwell appeared to ignore Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed's offer for a customary end-of-the-game handshake.

Footage of Maxwell walking past Sarfraz's outstretched hand went viral after which the Australian star faced a lot of social media backlash. showing Maxwell walk past the Pakistan captain, who had his hand exchanged ready for a handshake. before going on to shake hands with other members of the Pakistan team.

But the DD player took to Twitter to clarify the rumours surrounding that incident as he said that the whole scenario was the result of a genuine oversight.

Social media users lashed out at the Australian all-rounder over his actions.

"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".


"Congrats to Pakistan on their win yesterday", his photo tweet read.

Aaron Finch's team posted a competitive total of 8-183 at Harare Sports Club and looked on track for a memorable victory by taking two wickets in the first over.

"In regards to the incident shown post-match, it appears unsportsmanlike, and certainly not the way I play the game", he added.

In a tweet, Maxwell said that the incident "appears unsportsmanlike. but it was a genuine oversight" and that "I am now looking for Sarfraz in the hotel to shake his hand".

Apart from Zaman, Pakistan's experienced batsman Shoaib Malik scored an unbeaten 43 off 37 balls. They lost debutant Sahibzada Farhan and Hussain Talat for ducks in the first over of their innings.

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