Twitter Reacts to Sarfaraz’s Racist Comments Against South African All-Rounder

Pakistani team’s captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, is in hot water following his racist comments against South African all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo during the second innings of the second ODI on Tuesday.

The comments were caught on the stump mics in the 37th over as the South African batsman inside-edged a ball to deep fine leg. He taunted, saying:

Abay kaalay! teri ammi aaj kahan baithee hain? Kya parhwa kay aya hai aaj?’

The commentator Mike Haysman asked Ramiz Raja about what Sarfaraz was saying. Ramiz chuckles, saying:

‘Difficult really to translate that. It’s a big long sentence’.

The racist remarks do not bode well for Sarfaraz as he risks being penalized under the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-racism code or code of conduct for player behavior, depending on the match officials.

The Anti-racism code defines an offense as:

“Any conduct (whether through the use of language, gestures or otherwise) which is likely to offend, insult, humiliate, intimidate, threaten, disparage or vilify any reasonable person in the position of a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee, Umpire Support Personnel or any other person (including a spectator) on the basis of their race, religion, culture, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin”.

The all-rounder was later crowned man of the match for his brilliant all-round performance, including his career-best 4/22 and 69* to steer his team home in an enthralling low-scoring clash.

Former Pakistani test cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar has called Sarfaraz’s behavior totally unacceptable, asking him to apologize to the all-rounder and explain himself to the media and public.

The Twitterati are having a field day, bashing the captain for his unacceptable remarks. Let’s have a look at what people are saying over the microblogging platform.

A blessing in disguise?

Others are defending Sarfaraz in a hilarious manner.

The truth.

What is your say on the matter? Let us know in the comments section.

Feature Writer

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  • Kia haramzadgi phelai he media be us be frustration nikali he Had koi bolta he Sara harami media us chothe se tabke k peche he just Jo Jo Pasand NAI ata recism bna deta he…..
    Sarfraz we are with you….

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