Twitterati unhappy with Sarfraz Ahmed's 'unprofessional and vague' apology

Twitterati unhappy with Sarfraz Ahmed’s ‘unprofessional and vague’ apology

His apology statement had some loopholes, which were caught by social media users.

Sarfraz Ahmed Pakistan
Sarfraz Ahmed. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed rendered an unconditional apology after his comments on Andile Phehlukwayo went viral on social media. However, his apology didn’t go down with the fans who picked up many mistakes and blasted him yet again. Sarfraz called Phehlukwayo “Ae Kaala (Hey black guy”) during the second ODI and the conversation was caught on stump mic.

Soon after the match, he posted a thread of tweets to apologize to everyone who got offended by his comments. Here’s what the Pakistani captain tweeted.

“I wish to extend my sincere apologies to any person who may have taken offence from my expression of frustration which was unfortunately caught by the stump mic during yesterday’s game against SA. My words were not directed towards anyone in particular and I certainly had no intention of upsetting anyone.

I did not even mean for my words to be heard, understood or communicated to the opposing team or the cricket fans. I have in the past and will continue in future to appreciate the camaraderie of my fellow cricketers from across the globe and will always respect and honour them on and off the field.”

Fans remain unhappy

However, his apology did have some loopholes which were caught by social media users. He said the comments were not directed to anyone in particular whilst it was pretty evident he said that to Phehlukwayo. Fans also opined that he got carried away with the banter that took place in the Australia-India Test series.

He clearly wrote in his tweet “My frustration was unfortunately caught on stump mic,” another comment which the fans didn’t appreciate. According to some fans, the way he used the word “Unfortunate” showcased he was more upset about being caught rather than the obscene comments he made.

A huge outrage followed after his threat of tweets, which also induced the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to offer a formal apology. Here’s how the Twitter universe has been bashing the Pakistani skipper for his “Unprofessional” apology.

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