Proteas

Sarfraz hopes SA forgives him for racist chirp

2019-01-25 13:25
Sarfraz Ahmed
Sarfraz Ahmed (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has apologised to South African all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo over a racially charged on-field taunt in the second ODI between the teams in Durban on Tuesday.

The incident occurred in the 37th over of South Africa's run-chase when Phehlukwayo got an inside edge off a Shaheen Shah Afridi delivery that narrowly missed the stumps.

As Phehlukwayo, was on 50 at the time, ran to the non-striker's end, Sarfraz was heard on the stump microphone saying, in Urdu: "Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?".

According to ESPNcricinfo, when translated it means: "Hey black guy, where's your mother sitting today? What (prayer) have you got her to say for you today?"

Shortly before Friday's third ODI in Centurion, the Pakistan skipper tweeted that he apologised to Phehlukwayo - who accepted his apology - and added that he hoped the people of South Africa would also accept his apology.

 

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