Andile Phehlukwayo and Sarfraz Ahmed
Andile Phehlukwayo (L) and Sarfraz Ahmed (2nd from right) (Credit: Sarfraz Ahmed’s Twitter account)

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed met South Africa allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo apologising for his racial remarks during the second ODI in Durban. (ALSO READ – We forgive Sarfraz because he’s aplogised: Du Plessis)

Sarfraz posted a photo of the meeting on his official Twitter handle on Friday revealing Phehlukwayo has accepted his apology and added he’s hopeful of being forgiven by South Africa as well.

“This morning I apologised to Andile Phehlukwayo and he was gracious enough to accept my apology .and I hope the people of South Africa also accept my apology,” he wrote alongside a picture of him shaking hands with Phehlukwayo whose all-round effort saw the hosts drawing level at 1-1 in the ongoing five-match ODI series.

Phehlukwayo and Rassie van der Dussen combined to add 127 runs in quick time after the Proteas were in a spot of bother at 80/5 in the 15th over while chasing a target of 204 runs. The partnership began to frustrate the Pakistanis and Sarfraz let his emotions get the better of him.

The incident occurred in the 37th over of the South Africa innings when Phehlukwayo was facing Shaheen Afridi. After taking a run and heading to the non-striker’s end, the Pakistan wicketkeeper passed said: “Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?” (Hey black guy, where’s your mother sitting today? What prayer has she said today?)

Following the controversy, the wicketkeeper-batsman on Wednesday apologised through twitter saying he had no intention of upsetting anyone. “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,” he had tweeted.