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Sarfraz Ahmed slammed for making racist comments

By Chaitanya Laxman

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed landed himself in another controversy by making racist comments during the second ODI between Pakistan and South Africa. The Pakistan skipper made racist comments on AL Phehlukwayo and he is being slammed on social media for these comments.

Sarfraz calls Pehuhlukwayo ‘black’

The incident occurred during South Africa’s innings in the second ODI. The Proteas batsman AL Pehuhlukwayo scored a single in the fine leg region and rotated the strike. When the fielder threw the ball back to Sarfraz, the Pakistan skipper made a statement which was directed towards the batsman.

The Pakistani wicket-keeper used the word ‘black’ to refer to the Proteas batsman and also made comments about his mother.

Although Sarfraz made this statement in Hindi, the stump mic caught it and it was heard clearly on the television.

You can watch the video of this incident here-

Social media angry with Sarfraz

The comments made by the Pakistan skipper didn’t go well with the social media and Twitterati vented its anger through Twitter.

Sarfraz was slammed on social media and some angry fans, in fact, demanded a response from ICC on this issue.

South Africa win second ODI

Meanwhile, the home team registered a five wicket win in a low scoring encounter against Pakistan in the second ODI. Batting first the visitors were bowled out for just 203 runs. At one stage Pakistan were tottering at eight down for 112 runs but then Sarfraz and Hasan Ali stretched Pakistan’s innings to 200. Sarfraz scored 41 runs.

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The hosts too didn’t have a good start as they lost half of their team for just 80 runs. But then HE van der Dussen and Phehlukwayo stiched an unbeaten partnership to take the team home. Phehlukwayo scored 69 runs off 80 balls and remained unbeaten.

Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.