Second Test match of the series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi
Afridi took 5 wickets for 77 runs during Sri Lanka's first innings
Dainik BhaskarDec 21, 2019, 04:37 PM IST Sports Desk. Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has been accused of making racist remarks. He was accused by reporter Asghar Ali Mubarak of the English newspaper 'Daily Mail'. According to the reporter, during a press conference in Karachi, Afridi made fun of him and made racist remarks. Mubarak called for action against Afridi, accused of violating the ICC code of conduct.
The incident happened during the press conference after the second day's game ended on Thursday during the second Test match of the series being played in Karachi. When the reporter asked the question to the cricketer, Afridi told him, "Light a little light on yourself, so that you can see me a little bit."
During a press conference Pakistani cricketer Shaheen Shah Afridi told a local reporter to put some light on himself so that he could be more visible – the reporter in question did not take this kindly and says the cricketer should apologize for making a clearly racist remark pic. twitter.com/PrYe2qkFw8
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Released the video and told you
After this incident, Mubarak shared a video and told about the whole incident with him. According to the reporter, 'what he said was racial. You can see that my color and appearance are similar to Surat Negro. So he made that comment. Afridi violated the International Code of Conduct of the ICC, saying this. If he did not publicly apologize to me in this regard, I will take this issue to court.
Also mentioned the Atherton case
In their video, the reporter also mentioned the incident during the 1996 World Cup with then England captain Michael Atherton. He said that 'I had already taken the case of Atherton to the court earlier, at that time the court had given the verdict in my favor and Atherton had to apologize. Now I want the PCB and all responsible people to ask Afridi to apologize to me, otherwise I will take them to court. If they have got a lesson now, they will not do it later with anyone else.
Afridi took 5 wickets in the first innings
In the second Test of the series being played at the National Stadium in Karachi, Afridi took five wickets for 77 runs in Sri Lanka's first innings. This is his best performance in Test cricket. Which he gave while playing the seventh Test match of his career. The first Test match of the series was held in Rawalpindi.