Australia' Glenn Maxwell explains why he didn't shake Sarfraz Ahmed's hand

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The Australia all-rounder refuted the reports by claiming the incident was a "genuine oversight".

The Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman had his hand exchanged ready for a handshake but Maxwell appeared to ignore it. It also proves that the match was played in the right spirit from both the teams. Other fans took aim at Maxwell on social media for his "uncalled for" actions and "poor sportsmanship".

However, Shoaib Akhtar is the newest member to open up on the same and wants the Australian to apologise to the Pakistan skipper and the team.

Maxwell took to Twitter on Monday, explaining that the incident was nothing more than a "genuine oversight" on his part. He congratulated Pakistan on winning the game and said that he was looking for Sarfraz to shake hands.

Clarifying that the act was totally unintentional, Maxwell posted a message on social media and wrote, "Congrats to Pakistan on their win yesterday, Fakhar Zaman and Shoaib Malik were unstoppable".

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In a tweet, Maxwell said that the incident "appears unsportsmanlike. but it was a genuine oversight" and that "I am now looking for Sarfraz in the hotel to shake his hand".

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

Aaron Finch's team posted a competitive total of 8-183 at Harare Sports Club and looked on track for a memorable victory by taking two wickets in the first over.

It wasn't all smooth sailing for Pakistan on Sunday as Zaman lost his opening partner Sahibzada Farhan, who was stumped off a wide on his first ball in worldwide cricket. Fakhar Zaman led the way for them in the chase of 184 runs with a 91-run knock.

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