Sarfraz Ahmed shares his regret with Andile Phehlukwayo
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has shared his personal regret with the South African player Andile Phehlukwayo for the on-field racist comments on him.
Sarfraz Ahmed is in some serious troubles now following his on-field racist comment against the opposite team player Andile Phehlukwayo during the second ODI against South Africa.
South African players Phehlukwayo and Rassie van der Dussen were putting up a good handy partnership at that moment and that made the Pakistan captain frustrated. That frustration resulted in a racist comment on the South African player.
“Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?” Sarfaraz was heard saying in Hindi/Urdu which means “Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?”
The issue went viral among the people around the game and official investigation procedures are going around the matter. In the meantime before the start of the third ODI, Sarfraz Ahmed met Andile Phehlukwayo and shared his regret for the comments he made during the match.
The South African player was also kind enough and shook hands with the Pakistan skipper happily. Sarfraz Ahmed revealed the matter in his social media handles with asking apologies from the South African people too.
At the same time, South African captain Faf du Plessis also made a clear statement on the issue quoting that they forgave the Pakistan skipper and ready to have a cracker of a series.
“This is not something that we take lightly as a team‚ but the fact that Sarfaraz apologised straight away means there is regret from his part. When you come to South Africa‚ you have to be very careful when you go to racial comments. We forgive Sarfaraz because he said sorry. He has apologised and taken responsibility for it‚ it is out of our hands and ICC will have to deal with it now,” Faf said.
This morning I apologised to Andile Phehlukwayo and he was gracious enough to accept my apology .and I hope the people of South Africa also accept my apology. pic.twitter.com/bco00dGumR
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) January 25, 2019