(L to R) Umar Gul, Abdul Razzaq and Shahid Afridi© X (previously Twitter)
Former Pakistan cricket staff skipper Shahid Afridi distanced himself from the controversial assertion made by his one-time teammate Abdul Razzaq involving Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Throughout a latest occasion, Afridi was in attendance together with Razzaq and former Pakistan quick bowler Umar Gul. Razzaq criticised Babar Azam and Pakistan’s efficiency within the Cricket World Cup 2023 the place they failed to achieve the semifinals after shedding 5 out of their 9 matches. Throughout his evaluation, Razzaq made a remark the place he namedropped Aishwarya but it surely was not obtained nicely by the web as he was criticised massively. On Tuesday, Afridi made it clear that he was not conscious of precisely he was saying on stage and clarified that he’ll ask Razzaq to apologise.
“I noticed the clip once I went house and realised that Abdul Razzaq made a mistaken assertion. I knew he had a mike in his hand and can say one thing. He has a behavior of cracking jokes. I’ll simply textual content him to apologize for what he stated because it was mistaken,” Afridi stated.
Shahid Afridi says he’ll ask Abdul Razzaq to apologize for his feedback on Aishwarya Rai. Lala says he did not know what Razzaq stated at the moment however noticed the clip as soon as he reached house. Effectively achieved, Lala @SAfridiOfficial pic.twitter.com/w9wcf2Lzp2
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) November 14, 2023
Gul additionally posted a clarification on the web relating to the incident and the ensuing controversy.
“Pricey brother, @SAfridiOfficial bhai and I didn’t clap within the clip to endorse what Abdul Razzaq stated but it surely was in sarcasm. No1 there appreciated or endorsed what was stated by him. It was ethically n morally mistaken. Everybody has a distinct perspective and it is all the time mistaken to call individuals who r not even part of the dialog,” he posted on X (previously generally known as Twitter).
Pricey brother, @SAfridiOfficial bhai and I didn’t clap within the clip to endorse what Abdul Razzaq stated but it surely was in sarcasm. No1 there appreciated or endorsed what was stated by him. It was ethically n morally mistaken. Everybody has a distinct perspective and it is all the time mistaken to call…
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) November 14, 2023
The assertion in response of the criticism from his fellow ex-Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar.
“I extremely condemn the inappropriate joke/comparability made by Razzaq. No lady ought to be disrespected like this. Folks seated beside him ought to have raised their voice instantly fairly than laughing & clapping,” Akhtar posted on the social media platform X (previously referred to as Twitter).
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