Pakistan cricket team's captain Sarfraz Ahmed called for trouble when he passed racist remarks on South African player Andile Phehlukwayo during the second one day internationsl match in Durban. His comments got recorded on stump mic leading to a big controversy. He apparently said, 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?)." Soon, he extended his apology on Twitter by stating that his remarks where not directed to one person. While we still await ICC's reaction on this, former captain Wasim Akram has shared his thoughts on the incident.
Stating that it was irresponsible of Sarfraz to pass such comment, Akram said, "Mistakes happen, but the idea here is to learn from it. The sense with which Sarfraz uttered those comments was not negative, but the thing is Sarfraz is a role model for the whole country, because he is the captain of the Pakistan cricket team."
Akram further asserted that such mistakes are acceptable or can be overlooked if it was some young cricketer, who is new to field, had done. Sarfraz being a senior, should have been responsible, said Akram.