Pakistan team’s suspended captain, Sarfraz Ahmed on his return to Karachi said that it was his mistake and he got the punishment for it by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Sarfraz while talking to the media at the Karachi Airport said that he said those words in the heat of the moment, but anyway he said sorry for the offence.
“I accepted my punishment and this matter must not get any more hype,” said Sarfraz who is positive to make a strong comeback as team’s captain.
Sarfraz lashed out at Pakistan’s former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for criticising him for passing racist comments during the match. “He is doing personal attacks on me,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Akhtar in his video message criticized Sarfraz for passing racial comments against Andile Phehlukwayo during the second ODI against South Africa and demanded him to apologize publicly.
Sarfraz, on the other hand, praised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for cooperating with him in this matter. “PCB handled this issue very well,” he stated.
The ICC banned Sarfraz for four international matches following his racial comments. The PCB then decided to call skipper back home to give him some rest. In his absence, Shoaib Malik will lead the side during the final ODI and T20I series.