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Kamran Akmal Apologizes for Racist Remarks on Arshdeep Singh During India vs Pakistan Match

Former Pakistan Wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal has issued a public apology after a controversial and racist comment directed at the Sikh Community.

Akmal was one of the panelists on ARY TV when he gave the controversial comments.

His comments got a furious response from many viewers on social media, especially from former Indian Spinner Harbhajan Singh.

The controversial comments were made by Akmal in the 20th over.

Pakistan needed 17 runs in the last over which was to be bowled by Arshdeep Singh, the left-arm pacer. Arshdeep did a fine job and conceded only 11 runs and also took the wicket of Imad Wasim on the first delivery of the over.

India won the match against their traditional rivals by six runs.

The video in which Akmal made the controversial statement was reposted by Harbhajan Singh with a terse reply.

In the video Akmal can be seen saying,-

“Kuch bhi ho sakta hai… Dekhe last over karna Arshdeep Singh ne hai. Waise uska rhythm nahi laga. 12 baj gaye hai…”

Akmal could be seen laughing in the video with the other panelists.

The remarks outraged the internet community and an enraged Harbhajan replied to Akmal,

“Lakh di laanat tere Kamran Akmal.. You should know the history of sikhs before you open your filthy mouth. We Sikhs saved your mothers and sisters when they were abducted by invaders, the time invariably was 12 o’clock. Shame on you…Have some Gratitude…”

Kamran Akmal Apologizes for Offensive Comments on Arshdeep Singh

The backlash forced Kamran Akmal to offer an unconditional apology to Harbhajan Singh for his “inappropriate and disrespectful” comments on India pacer Arshdeeep Singh’s religion.

Kamran Akmal wrote on X tagging Harbhajan Singh,

“I deeply regret my recent comments and sincerely apologize to Harbhajan Singh and the Sikh community. My words were inappropriate and disrespectful. I have the utmost respect for Sikhs all over the world and never intended to hurt anyone. I am truly sorry. #Respect #Apology,”

India was playing the second match in the ICC T20 fixture.

Pakistan won the toss and sent India into bat.

After a good start, the Indian batting lineup crumbled and could muster only 119 runs.

Pakistan started well but felt like a pack of cards later in the match and could score only 113 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Bumrah was declared ‘Man of the match.’ 

Also Read: India–Pakistan ICC T20 Fixture Draws A Crowd Of 34,000 Cricket Fans, India Wins In A Low Scoring But Tense Match

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