Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell clarified on Monday the hearsay claiming he snubbed Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed for a handshake after Sunday’s last of the T20 tri-series in Harare.
Maxwell took to Twitter on Monday, explaining that the incident was nothing greater than a “genuine oversight” on his half.
“Congrats to Pakistan on their win yesterday, Fakhar Zaman and Shoaib Malik were unstoppable,” the allrounder wrote.
“Unhappy observe to finish our tour of Zimbabwe, however nonetheless loads of positives to take out of it.
“In regards to the incident shown post-match, it appears unsportsmanlike, and certainly not the way I play the game,” he added.
Footage displaying the all-rounder strolling previous Sarfraz, who had his hand prepared for a handshake, made rounds on social media with followers and commentators criticising the Australian cricketer.
“It was a genuine oversight on my behalf and I’m currently looking for Sarfraz in the hotel to shake his hand and congratulate him and his team on their series win,” Maxwell added.
For many who missed it. That is what occurred. pic.twitter.com/nORNAMLTPR
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) July 8, 2018
In a video circulating on social media, gamers will be seen shaking fingers after the match however Maxwell apparently refused to do it with Sarfraz.
A Twitter consumer posted the clip and wrote: “For those who missed it. This is what happened.”
Not an excellent gesture by @Gmaxi_32 to refuse shaking fingers in the long run with the captain of the Pak staff,uncalled for and never within the spirit of the sport. #PakVAus
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 8, 2018