Fakhar Zaman is the latest cricketer from Pakistan to be caught by stump mic saying something derogatory.
Not very long ago, Pakistan cricket was rocked by their skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s racial slur during the second ODI against South Africa in Durban. The ICC later banned Sarfraz for four games before the PCB asked the wicketkeeper-batsman to return home. The stump mic had caught him making a highly inappropriate comment in Urdu about South Africa allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo.
Sarfraz was heard on the broadcast stump mics saying: “Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?”
Translated literally that is: “Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What [prayer] have you got her to say for you today?”
And while Pakistan are still coming to terms with the incident involving Sarfraz, the stump mic have caught another Pakistani batsman speaking something derogatory. Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman was caught swearing during the fifth ODI against the Proteas during the fifth ODI.
The incident occurred during the 12th over of the Pakistan innings when Fakhar failed to read a short delivery from Kagiso Rabada. Fakhar had failed to make any contact with the ball and it had gone on to hit him on the ribcage. When his batting partner Babar Azam walked up to him to check him out, Fakhar said:
“Slow ho gya. Yaar wo 140 hai, behen***d slow aa rha hai.”
Here is a snippet showing the incident:
Coming to the game, South Africa crushed Pakistan by seven wickets to win the series 3-2. Batting first, Pakistan could only manage a modest target of 240 for 8. Fakhar top-scored for the Men in Green, scoring 70. In reply, South Africa rode on fifties from Quinton de Kock (83), skipper Faf du Plessis (50*) and Van der Dussen (50*) to chase down the total with ten overs to spare.