Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain, has apologised once more, this time personally to Andile Phehlukwayo – the participant his racially-charged taunt in Durban had seemingly been directed at.
On Friday, Sarfraz tweeted an image of himself shaking palms with Phehlukwayo, with this caption: “This morning I apologised to Andile Phehlukwayo and he was gracious sufficient to just accept my apology and I hope the folks of South Africa additionally settle for my apology.”
This morning I apologised to Andile Phehlukwayo and he was gracious sufficient to just accept my apology .and I hope the folks of South Africa additionally settle for my apology. pic.twitter.com/bco00dGumR
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) January 25, 2019
Sarfraz’s taunt got here in the course of the second ODI in Durban on Tuesday. He issued a general apology by way of Twitter the day after the incident, saying his feedback have been “not directed in direction of anybody particularly”.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said in response that his crew had forgiven Sarfraz. “We forgive him as a result of he mentioned sorry,” du Plessis mentioned after South Africa’s coaching session on Thursday. “He has apologised and brought duty for it. It’s out of our palms and ICC must take care of it now.”
Sarfraz was caught on the published stump mics making what appeared to be a racist remark in direction of Phehlukwayo in the course of the course of South Africa’s chase at Kingsmead.
Sarfraz was caught saying, in Urdu: “Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?”
Translated actually that’s: “Hey black man, the place’s your mom sitting immediately? What [prayer] have you ever acquired her to say for you immediately?”
The ICC has obtained a report from match referee Ranjan Madugalle and is at present contemplating the matter. Due to the character of the incident, authorized officers have been concerned and little or no has emerged about what, if any, motion might be taken.