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| On Updated : Dec 21, 2019 2:17 PM IST

Pakistani cricketer slammed for racist remark against reporter

Pakistan pace-bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has found himself in the midst of trouble after passing a racist remark during a press conference at a Daily Mail reporter Asghar Ali Mubarak.

Heart of the Matter:

Pakistan pace-bowler Shaheen Afridi asked a local reporter from Daily mail to shed some light on himself so that he could be more visible during a press conference.

Mr Mubarak did not take the comments well and threatened the cricketer through a video call to drag him to a court of law in case Shaheen  Afridi or the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) failed to apologise publicly. Mr Mubarak went further to say that by passing such a comment,  Afridi has violated ICC's code of conduct.

He also reminded the cricketer through the video that he had got an apology from former England captain Michael Atherton for being called a “buffoon” during the 1996 World Cup.

Many People came in the support of the Reporter and slammed the cricketer for passing such a racist remark.

What's Next?

Shaheen Afridi will continue to feature in the ongoing test match against Sri Lanka. Pakistan are currently playing their second and final Test match against Sri Lanka in Karachi. Now, it will be interesting to see how the PCB and Shaheen Afridi will respond to the threats by Mr Mubarak and how they handle another unwanted controversy in Pakistan cricket.

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