Debashis Sarangi ∙ Nov 14 2022, 9:00 AM

Tabraiz Shamsi takes a jibe at South African think tank for mismanagement

image-laggm3uyTabraiz Shamsi in action [Source: AP]

Not long ago, South Africa crashed out of the T20 World Cup 2022 following a shocking Super 12 defeat to the Netherlands by a narrow 13-run margin. Now, in a significant development, experienced spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has taken a jibe at the Proteas think tank, indirectly expressing his displeasure over not being backed enough in the showpiece event. 

England's decision to persist with Adil Rashid despite his lean patch worked wonders for them, as the wily spinner bowled a match-winning spell in the final, helping England clinch the title. After Rashid's impressive outing, Shamsi took to his Twitter handle to praise the English management, explaining how backing the crucial players eventually pays off for a team in world events. 

Notably, Shamsi recorded a sensational three-for in South Africa's second Super 12 clash against Bangladesh. However, he got only one more game in the tournament, as the Proteas management went with Keshav Maharaj as the lone spinner in the side. So, as it seems, the crafty wrist-spinner is apparently unhappy with the way the management treated him in the World Cup. 

Meanwhile, South Africa will tour Australia to play three Tests and ODIs with the hosts. The tour commences with the Test series starting December 17. 

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