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Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ comments against Sikhs

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A day after facing backlash for making disrespectful comments about India pacer Arshdeep Singh, former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal issued an apology for his “inappropriate” remarks.

The incident occurred while Akmal was analyzing the recent T20 World Cup clash between India and Pakistan in New York. In a viral video, Akmal was seen mocking Arshdeep’s Sikh religion, which led to a furious response from former Indian cricketer-turned-commentator Harbhajan Singh.

Akmal’s controversial comments were made during the tense penultimate over of the match, when Pakistan needed 17 runs in the last over to chase a target of 120.

Left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh performed exceptionally well, securing a six-run victory for India over their arch-rivals. Akmal’s remarks were made on ARY News while he was analyzing the match before Arshdeep came in to bowl.

“Kuch bhi ho sakta hai… Dekhe last over karna Arshdeep Singh ne hai. Waise uska rhythm nahi laga. 12 baj gaye hai (Anything can happen. The last over will be bowled by Arshdeep Singh; he hasn’t looked in a great rhythm. And It is already 12),” he said.
In the video reposted by Harbhajan Singh, Kamran Akmal was seen laughing with other panellists on the show. The Indian off-spinner harshly criticized Akmal for his behavior.
“…You should know the history of sikhs before u open ur filthy mouth. We Sikhs saved ur mothers and sisters when they were abducted by invaders, the time invariably was 12 o’clock. Shame on you guys.. Have some Gratitude.”
India’s victory at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York propelled them to the top of Group A with four points from two wins.

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