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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has once again insisted that he never made any racist comments towards South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo.
In the 37th over of South Africa’s chase in the second ODI in Durban in January, the broadcast stump mic picked up Sarfraz speaking in Urdu.
The 31-year-old was heard saying: “Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?”.
Translated into English, it means: “Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?”
As a result, Sarfraz was handed a four-match ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
However, Sarfraz clarified what he told Phehlukwayo, and was quoted by PakPassion as saying: “In that incident [in South Africa], what I was saying [was] that brother, where is your mum sitting now and what must your mother have prayed for you.”