Another awkward Twitter moment between Jozi Stars spinner Simon Harmer and Cape Town Blitz coach Ashwell Prince added a bit of spice to the aftermath of the MSL T20 final on Sunday.
The 29-year-old off-spinner was a valued member of the Stars franchise and played his part in the weekend’s eight-wicket victory.
On Monday, however, Harmer cheekily tweeted a screenshot of how Prince had blocked him on the social media platform.
At first glance, it may seem like mere sour grapes, but the two actually have a bit of a history.
Harmer has been quite vocal in the past over some aspects of South African cricket, notably how CSA’s renewed transformation efforts drive white players out of the system and signed a Kolpak contract with Essex in 2017.
He’s ineligible to play for the Proteas, who he turned out for in five Tests.
It’s also rumoured that Harmer believes Prince, who was a national selector before being appointed as Cobras coach, was complicit in blocking his future participation at international level.
Asked by one user what the latest tweet as all about, all Harmer answered was “Beat him in the final”.
To be fair, Prince did post an Instragram picture congratulating the Stars on their achievement.
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Super proud of all these people. Well done guys and thanks to each and everyone for your efforts. Travel safe, and all the best for the remainder of the season. Congrats to @msljozistars definitely the better team on the day and probably throughout the tournament. Big thank you to all the #blitzbrigade who came out to support @ct_blitz throughout the @msanzisuperleague Without a doubt the best and most knowledgeable fans out there. Not the result we wanted today, lots of learnings, we’ll be back stronger. ????????????????????????