Karachi: Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed was allegedly heard hurling racial remarks at the South African batsman Andile Phehlukwayo during their second one-day match of the ongoing five-match series at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old was picked up by the stump mic saying, "Hey black [man], where is your mother sitting? What prayer did you get her to say for you today?" (Abay kaalay, teri ammi aaj kahan baitheen hain? Kya parhwa ke aya hai aaj tu?), Dawn reported.
The wicket-keeper batsman could land in trouble if the International Cricket Council decides to conduct further investigation in the matter.
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar posted a video on his Twitter handle saying that such comments are not acceptable in Pakistan. He added that the comment might have come in the heat of the moment and the batsman should apologise for the same.
Sarfraz must explain himself to Media & public regarding his comments to batsman.. pic.twitter.com/Ocx74ry4IW— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 23, 2019
"Sarfraz must explain himself to Media & public regarding his comments to batsman," Akhtar captioned the video. Meanwhile, South Africa won the second match against Pakistan to level the ongoing series 1-1.