Sarfaraz Ahmed takes a dig at his critics after getting banned for four games
"This is true, this is the fact, this is the world," wrote Sarfaraz Ahmed in the caption written in Urdu.
Updated - Jan 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was slapped with a four-match suspension after his racist comments. In the second ODI against South Africa, he termed Andile Phehlukwayo a ‘black guy’ which resulted in the controversy. Along with Rassie van der Dussen, Phehlukwayo was building up a very good partnership and taking his team close to a win.
However, after a great start for them, this partnership ended up frustrating Ahmed. Thus, he said: “Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?”. This translates to: “Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?”. Sarfaraz Ahmed felt the heat of his comments and immediately apologised for the same. He even met Phehlukwayo to apologise and things seemed to have settled down.
This is true, this is the fact, this is the world
However, he was banned by the ICC and was flown back to Pakistan midway through the tour. After getting banned, Sarfaraz Ahmed came up with an emotional tweet and lashed out at his critics. In his tweet, the wicketkeeper-batsman shared the video of a child sharing some life lessons.
“Look for the positives in you, people are there to highlight your weaknesses. If you want to land your foot, put it in the forward direction. People are always waiting to pull you back. Aspire for big dreams, there are people waiting to show you the worst scenarios. Light up the fire within you, people are also there to get jealous as well. Make memories, there are people who are always there to create rumours and false talks. If you want to love, love yourself. There are enough people who look to make you their enemies,” is the loose translation of what the boy said in Hindi.
“This is true, this is the fact, this is the world,” wrote Sarfaraz Ahmed in the caption written in Urdu.
جو سچ ہے. جو حقیقت ہے.. یہی دنیا ہے pic.twitter.com/a9InsoQgaF
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) January 29, 2019