Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets to win the Twenty20 tri-series. Fakhar Zaman starred with the bat scoring a breathtaking 91 runs. But what captured eyeballs is when Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell refused to shake hands with Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed. The shutterbugs caught that and rumour mills started speculations. They called Maxwell various names without knowing the real reason. Finally, Maxwell came out with his side of the story. Also Read - Sachin Tendulkar Did Find it Difficult to Face Shoaib Akhtar at Times, Says Shahid Afridi
Glenn Maxwell took to Twitter and congratulated the Pakistan team on their victory and also revealed the reason of him not shaking hands with the Pakistan skipper. Also Read - Hoping Pakistan Won't Settle For a Draw in England, Says Shoaib Akhtar
It seems the incident did not go down well with former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar who has asked for an apology from the Australian cricketer. Akhtar’s tweet read,”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.”
By winning the match, Pakistan remained atop of the ICC T20I Rankings. Fakhar Zaman, thanks to a phenomenal series rose to the number 2 spot in the latest ICC T20I Rankings, from 46. He is just behind Australian captain Aaron Finch who climbed three spots to the numero uno position in the rankings. Not only that, Finch also became the first cricketer to breach the 900-point-mark in the ICC T20I Rankings.