Sarfraz Ahmed extends apology for racist comments


Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed has finally apologizes for passing racist comments to Andile Phehlukwayo during the second ODI which they lost by five wickets on Tuesday.

Sarfraz showed his frustration during the match which cost him immense criticism and the entire cricket fraternity asked him to say sorry publicly for using immoral comments for a player.

The skipper through his official Twitter account apologizes for passing such offensive comments.

He said “I wish to extend my sincere apologies to any person who may have taken offence from my expression of frustration which was unfortunately caught by the stump mic during yesterday’s game against SA. My words were not directed towards anyone in particular,”

“I certainly had no intention of upsetting anyone. I did not even mean for my words to be heard, understood or communicated to the opposing team or the cricket fans. I have in the past and will continue in future to appreciate the camaraderie of my fellow cricketers from across the globe and will always respect and honor them on and off the field,” he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that Sarfraz can face five-match ban due to violating ICC’s players’ code of conduct.

The match referee Ranjan Madugalle had one on one meeting with Sarfraz to discuss the issue after which he send the report to the ICC. Now the cricket governing body will decide the future of Pakistan’s captain.

Pakistan are to play their third match of the five-match ODI series on Friday. After South Africa’s convincing win in second ODI, the series is now leveled 1-1.