Pacer Mitchell McClenaghan does not assume Pakistan’s cricket gamers and their followers ought to be criticising the New Zealand gamers for cancellation of the tour between the 2 international locations.
In a publish on Twitter, which has now been deleted, the Kiwi speedster responded to veteran Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez after Hafeez criticised New Zealand’s cricketing authorities on Saturday because the Kiwis flew out of Pakistan, citing a “safety alert”.
In a sarcastic tweet, the veteran Pakistani all-rounder thanked Pakistan’s safety forces for making certain the Kiwis reached the airport “secure and sound”.
“Because of the safety of the Pakistan forces [who made] preparations [for] @BLACKCAPS to succeed in [the] airport secure and sound. Surprise similar route and similar safety, however no risk right this moment???” he tweeted, sharing an image of the New Zealand cricket workforce and employees on the Islamabad airport, heading in another country
The 35-year-old McClenaghan stated that the onus of the tour cancellation was on the New Zealand authorities and never NZC and gamers.
“Come now bro. This has a foul style to it… Don’t blame the gamers or the organisation… blame our authorities,” he stated in his now deleted tweet.
“They’ve solely acted on the recommendation they’ve obtained. I’m completely sure these younger males – all desirous to show themselves needed to play. that they had no selection,” he added.
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Moments earlier than the ODI collection opener on the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) board on Friday backed out of the much-awaited tour, citing a safety alert from their authorities. The Pakistani authorities assured the workforce of full safety, however they insisted on calling off the collection.
The PCB had stated that New Zealand Cricket’s resolution to drag their gamers from the collection was a “unilateral” resolution taken by the Kiwis with out consulting the PCB.