SA v PAK 2018-19: WATCH – Sarfaraz Ahmed racially abuses Andile Phehlukwayo, faces backlash on social media

The Pakistan captain is in danger of facing sanctions from the International Cricket Council.

Sarfaraz could be in trouble over on-field comment aimed at Phehlukwayo | Twitter

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed might have landed in a huge trouble for his allegedly racist comments against South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo during the second ODI in Durban on Tuesday.

Frustration got the better of Sarfaraz as Phehlukwayo along with Rassie van der Dussen forged a match-winning partnership for the sixth wicket after Pakistan had South Africa tottering at 80/5 in chase of a modest 204-run target.

During the 37th over of South Africa’s innings, stump mic caught Sarfaraz saying: "Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?"

The sledge can be literally translated to: "Hey black guy, where's your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?"

Sarfaraz’s comments were also noticed by on-air commentator Mike Haysman and when he asked co-commentator Ramiz Raja to translate it for him, the latter was heard saying: "Difficult really to translate that. It's a big long sentence".

Soon after the clip went viral on social media, fans reacted furiously with some calling for Sarfaraz’s suspension from the game with immediate effect.

 


By Salman Anjum - 23 Jan, 2019

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