South Africa won the 2nd ODI by five-wickets from Pakistan and the scoreline now reads a 1-1 and with three more ODI to go, this could shape into an interesting series. Unbeaten half-centuries from Rassie van der Dussen and Andile Phehlukwayo guided the hosts to a five-wicket victory which helped them level the series.
However, it was a comment by Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed during the match that got fans on social media talking. The comment, allegedly directed at Andile Phehlukwayo, was caught by stump mic during South Africa’s batting.
Sarfraz called Phehlukwayo ‘kaala’ and asked ‘where was his mother’. Sarfraz can be heard saying, “Abey Kaaley, Teri Ammi aaj kaha baithi huyeen hain, Hain??? Kya parhwa ke aya hai aaj tu?”
The sledge can be translated literally to: “Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?”
Even the commentators noticed the sledge. On commentary, Mike Haysman asked Ramiz Raja, “What’s he saying there Ramiz?”
“Difficult really to translate that,” Ramiz replied. “It’s a big long sentence.”
Watch the video here:
Skipper Sarfaraz in hot waters over racist remarks in Durban ODI.
Should such remarks be tolerated in the game of cricket??
— Socialistan.pk (@SocialistanPk) January 22, 2019
Andile Phehlukwayo showed an all-round performance of 4/22 with the ball and unbeaten 69 with the bat which made him the star of the day for South Africa.
South Africa restricted Pakistan on 203 all-out, tailender Hasan Ali’s quickfire 59 helped the latter to put 200 runs on the board. Later, when the hosts came to bat, Pakistan were hopeful of a win after Shaheen Afridi removed Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks and Faf du Plessis within the first 15 balls of his spell as South Africa slumped to 29 for 3. Shadab Khan then dismissed David Miller and Heinrich Klassen off successive balls to make it 5 for 80.