Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Glenn Maxwell Clarifies After Sarfraz Ahmed Handshake Snub

Glenn Maxwell Clarifies After Sarfraz Ahmed Handshake Snub

Sarfaraz extended his hand towards Glenn Maxwell, who ignored to shake hands with him intentionally.

Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch has jumped three places to vault to the top of ICC T20I rankings for batsmen, while Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman and India's KL Rahul rose to the No. 2 and No. 3 spots respectively.

The Australian team found itself in the middle of another controversy following the T20 tri-series final against Pakistan in Harare on Sunday.

Footage emerged on social media of Maxwell ignoring the outstretched hand of Ahmed before moving on to shake the hand of one of his teammates and the umpires, with fans labelling it "classless", "terrible behaviour" and "zero sportsmanship". Australia kept the same side that delivered comfortable wins over Pakistan and Zimbabwe to be the first team to reach the decider. And with the matter getting out of hand, Maxwell took to Twitter to reveal his side of the story. "Sad note to end our tour of Zimbabwe, but still plenty of positives to take out of it".

PAKISTAN: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan.

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

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Coming to the game, Pakistan beat Australia in a high-scoring thriller to win the triangular series.

Australia had posted a challenging total of 183 for 8 after opting to bat.

After taking two Pakistan wickets in the first four balls of the innings, Maxwell was smashed for 33 off his last two overs with Sarfraz among the batsmen to go after him.

Needing a rapid start given the task they were facing, Finch and D'Arcy Short were instead confounded by Pakistan's fast men pitching the ball much further up to the bat and finding movement both in the air and off the seam.

But the surprise success of opening the bowling with Glenn Maxwell's off-spin didn't last as Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman blasted a sublime 91 from 46 balls.

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