Web Desk: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has apologized to Pakistani captain Sarfraz Ahmed as he refused to shake hands with him reportedly in the final match of the tri-series played on Sunday.
The series that saw Pakistan emerge victorious had apparently made all-rounder Maxwell upset, as number of social media users, sports journalists and former cricketers criticised him vehemently.
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) July 8, 2018
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 8, 2018
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
In a tweet, Maxwell said that the incident “appears unsportsmanlike… but it was a genuine oversight” and that “I am currently looking for Sarfraz in the hotel to shake his hand”.
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) July 9, 2018
In a video circulating on social media, players can be seen shaking hands after the match but Maxwell apparently refused to do it with Sarfraz.
For those who missed it. This is what happened. pic.twitter.com/nORNAMLTPR
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) July 8, 2018