South African all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo who helped his team win the second ODI match of the series against Pakistan became the victim of racism on field. Phehlukwayo took a four-wicket haul and scored an unbeaten 69 to take his team to the victory line. South Africa won by 5-wickets and things were not looking good for Pakistan.
But, in between all of this Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, who led his team to Champions Trophy victory in England did something, we are all ashamed off. Sarfaraz Ahmed often gets very vocal behind the stumps – sometimes cheering his bowlers and taking a dig at his opponents the other times. But this time it was not sledging what he did, it was pure racism.
Sarfaraz was heard referring to Andile Phehlukwayo as ‘Kaale’ (meaning black) from behind the stumps. Sarfaraz said, “Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahan baitheen hain? Kya padhwa ke aaya hai aaj? (Translates to: Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What prayer have you got her to say for you today?)
Sarfraz to Pehuhlukwayo: "abbay kaale teri Ammi kahan bethi hoyi hain aaj, kya parhwa kay aaya hai aaj." 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/svIlnqGhbf— Hassan (@iamhassan9) January 22, 2019
Pakistan were all-out for 203 runs in the match, after 112-8 captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Hasan Ali helped their revival and took Pakistan to 203. South Africa with an unbeaten 80 from Rassie van Dussen and the heroics from Phehlukwayo chased down the target in 42 overs. The five-match ODI series between South Africa and Pakistan is currently leveled at 1-1.