Sarfaraz Ahmed, the suspended Pakistani cricketer is confident about his return as the captain of the team after serving the ban which was imposed on him on account of racial remarks he made against South African bowler Andile Phehlukwayo.
However, the 31-year-old added saying that, a lot of it would depend on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
As per the sources he said, “It is up to the PCB but I’m confident that I will stay as the team’s captain Insha’Allah.”
Sarfaraz Ahmed was given a four-match suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for uttering racial remarks at Phehlukwayo during the second ODI of the recently-finished five-match series between the two teams.
The wicket-keeper batsman was heard over the stump mic saying, “Hey black [man], where is your mother sitting? What prayer did you get her to say for you today?” (Abay kaalay, teri ammi aaj kahan baitheen hain? Kya parhwa ke aya hai aaj tu?).
Speaking on the controversy, Sarfaraz made it clear that Phehlukwayo had no issues with his remarks but was concerned about what he had said about his mother.
Sarfaraz said, “When I met him to say sorry, he told me that he felt that something wrong was said about his mother.”
He added saying, “Then I explained to him what ‘Maa Ki Dua’ means in our culture. I didn’t mean any racial attack, and I explained that to Phehlukwayo as well. He accepted my apology and clarification when I explained it to him.”
As per the latest cricket news, the suspension of four matches on the Pakistan Skipper will end after Pakistan’s second T20I against South Africa.