Pakistan Cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, during the second ODI in Durban on Tuesday between Pakistan and South Africa, was caught off on the stump mic as he passed on remarks to SA player Andile Phehlukwayo. The incident took place during the 37th over while SA was chasing their target and Phehlukwayo ran to the non-striker's end. Sarfaraz was reportedly heard passing his objectionable comments in Urdu and soon found himself amid controversies.
"Abey kaale, teri aami aaj kahan baithi hai? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj? (Hey black guy, where's your mother sitting today? What have you got her to say for you today?), he said. Sarfaraz has now taken to Twitter to apologise for his comments and says he did not mean to direct his words to any particular person. "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," he writes.
As per a report on NDTV, South African team manager Mohammed Moosajee informed the South African media that both ICC and the match officials had taken note of the incident, though ICC didn't issue a statement on the same yet.