Durban: Pakistani Cricket Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed Caught Hurling Racist Slur At South African Player

Swarajya Staff

Jan 24, 2019, 10:45 AM | Updated 10:45 AM IST


Pakistani cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmad was caught hurling a racist slur at South African cricketer Andile Phehluwayo during the second one day International (ODI) in Durban, South Africa on Tuesday (22 January), reports Deccan Herald.

Pakistan was chasing South Africa’s total of 203. Ahmed, facing a delivery from Phehlukwayo in the thirty seventh over, said, "Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj”?

According to the report, the comments were picked up by the microphone and roughly translate to, "Hey black guy, where's your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today"?

Former cricketer and commentator, Ramiz Raja said it was “difficult” to translate the comment as it is “a big long sentence”.

The Pakistani captain later took to twitter to apologise for his “expression of frustration”.

Sarfaraz may face action under International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Racism Code for Participants. Its Article 2.1 states that the following conduct, committed by a participant at any time during an international match amounts to an offence under the code:

“Engaging in 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."

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