Sarfraz Ahmed’s racist comment: The Pakistani captain was heard on the stump mic saying an inappropriate comment.
During the second ODI of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of South Africa at Durban, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was caught as passing a racist comment to South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo.
While there hasn’t been any action taken on the Pakistani captain as of now, it is believed that he is likely to be in trouble.
What no one understood was pak captain sarfraz ahmed racial comments on phelukwayo where he used word kaale (a word used in pakistan to make fun of person who is dark or black skin) he said “kaale where is your mom” and pak commentor ramiz raza did not translate that to others.
— 🚩Rajan singh yadav🚩 (@coachsirrules) January 22, 2019
Sarfraz Ahmed should have known better… Not in South Africa! You do not use racial slurs in South Africa. He is in big big trouble… I hope he gets banned for a year!
— Mzamo (@BoyzieMzamo) January 22, 2019
It all happened on the third ball of the 37th over when Phehlukwayo inside-edged a Shaheen Shah Afridi delivery towards the fine-leg region. With the batsman riding high on his luck, Ahmed seemed annoyed behind the wicket.
“Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj? (Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?),” Ahmed was heard as saying in Urdu on the stump mic.
I don’t want to jump to conclusions as my Urdu ear isn’t fantastic.
But it sounds incredibly troubling to me – Sarfraz Ahmed has said something which sounds well, racist.
Please post your translations… https://t.co/0tvXtTKPtP
— Radio Cricket (@RadioCricket) January 22, 2019
I used to admire Sarfraz Ahmed till today. This is unacceptable.
Worse, he did it in South Africa.#SAvPAK
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) January 22, 2019
Defending 204 runs, Pakistan had restricted the hosts to 80-5 in the 15th over. With half their side down, South Africa were in real trouble. However, an unbeaten 127-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Rassie van der Dussen and Phehlukwayo saw the hosts chasing down the total in 42 overs.
Van der Dussen, who made his ODI debut in the first ODI at Port Elizabeth, ended up scoring 80* (123) with the help of nine fours. On the other hand, Phehlukwayo scored 69* (80) with the help of seven fours and two sixes. Having also registered bowling figures of 9.5-2-22-4, Phehlukwayo was declared the ‘Man of the Match’.
Watch the full video of Ahmed below:
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) January 23, 2019