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T20 World Cup 2024: Harbhajan Singh slams Kamran Akmal for his racist remarks on Arshdeep Singh and Sikh faith


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In the course of the extremely anticipated India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 match on Sunday in New York, former Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal made a controversial remark about Indian quick bowler Arshdeep Singh, which sparked a heated backlash. Akmal’s remarks, perceived as racist and insensitive, focused Arshdeep and his Sikh heritage, resulting in widespread criticism from followers and gamers alike.

Whereas discussing the match on a stay tv present, Akmal made an inappropriate joke referencing the Sikh group. His remark was broadly condemned for perpetuating a derogatory stereotype about Sikhs.

“Kuch bhi ho sakta hai… Dekhe final over karna Arshdeep Singh ne hai. Waise uska rhythm nahi laga. 12 baj gaye hai (Something can occur. Arshdeep Singh will bowl within the final over; he hasn’t regarded in an awesome rhythm. And It’s already 12),” stated Akmal.

Harbhajan Singh slams Kamran Akmal

Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh swiftly responded to Akmal’s feedback with a strongly-worded assertion on social media. Harbhajan condemned Akmal’s remarks as ‘filthy’ and emphasised the bravery and humanitarian efforts of Sikhs, demanding respect and gratitude from Akmal as a substitute of derogatory remarks.

“Lakh di laanat tere Kamraan Akhmal. You must know the historical past of Sikhs earlier than u open ur filthy mouth. We Sikhs saved ur moms and sisters once they have been kidnapped by invaders, the time invariably was 12 o’clock. Disgrace on you. Have some Gratitude,” Harbhajan wrote on X (previously Twitter).

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Akmal reacts on the controversy

Following Harbhajan’s criticism and the following public backlash, Akmal issued a public apology. He expressed remorse for his feedback and apologized to Bhajji and the Sikh group.

“I deeply remorse my latest feedback and sincerely apologize to Harbhajan Singh and the Sikh group. My phrases have been inappropriate and disrespectful. I’ve the utmost respect for Sikhs all around the world and by no means meant to harm anybody. I’m actually sorry. #Respect #Apology,” tweeted Akmal.

Additionally READ: “Goodbye without end, I’m finished with this shit” – Pakistan celebs react to their group’s loss to India in T20 World Cup 2024



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