Pakistan Super League is peaking around the corner and Pakistanis are ready to welcome its 3rd edition. Aside from the love Pakistanis have for cricket, what’s making PSL more exciting is how the captains of every PSL franchise are fully indulged in making the league a super success.
Peshawar Zalmi will be defending their title and we are just thrilled to see the show they’ll put on!
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) February 21, 2018
Look at All the Captains!
— Hassan Ali (@RealHa55an) February 20, 2018
Everybody’s Super Excited to See this Year’s PSL
My version of PSL Trophy 😍 pic.twitter.com/TgkAksbatT
— Mohammad Sufian (@S_M_Sufian) February 20, 2018
There’s a lot of fun going on among the captains of the teams. They are joking around and the banter is getting pretty real.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) February 20, 2018
So Anway, During the Conference with All the Captains, Shoaib Malik May Have Passed a Racist Comment to Daren Sammy
Daren Sammy was talking about seeing Afridi in a blue shirt seems unusual to him, given how Afridi last year was in Peshawar Zalmi. Someone from the panel called Sammy as “Daren Sammy Khan”.
So to address Sammy’s remarks on Afridi playing for a different team, Shoaib Malik stated how he has never seen a Pathan like Sammy.
This hints to Sammy’s skin color, given how Pathans are fairly the opposite in terms of complexion.
Darren Sammy "When i look at left, Lala (Shahid Afridi) you look strange in Blue."
Shoaib Malik "My friend said you name 'Darren Sammy Khan' I have never seen a pathan like you, that's why Legend left you." 😂🤣#DilSeJaanLagaDe pic.twitter.com/eJT0FGl3eI
— Umar Hussain (@TheUmar29) February 20, 2018
Here’s What Really Happened:
Darren Sammy: "When i look at left LALA you look strange in Blue"
Shoaib Malik: My Friend said you name "Darren Sammy Khan" i have never seen a pathan like you, that's why LEGEND left you 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ikrYDhQNKu
— Ahsan. 🇵🇰 (@iPakistaniLAD) February 20, 2018
Various Pakistanis Believe Malik Got Racist and Commented In a Wrongful Manner
I never seen a Pathan like you?Its hardly racist.Sammy took no offence & Malik meant no offence, sammy gets amazing hospitality In PSL & Is treated like a brother,BTW Sammy is right Afridi looks funny In blue..
— ⚒Imran Khan ⚒ (@imran484_khan) February 20, 2018
He Indeed Seemed Surprised
Look at Brendon Mccullum's initial reaction to Malik's 'banter'. Only person to realize how racist it was. Wtf.
— Talha (@talhamustufa) February 20, 2018
Not a good one by @realshoaibmalik
— Laiba (@laibaSana12) February 20, 2018
Yep, Makes Sense!
How racist was Shoaib Malik's comment on Sammy though? It was in good humour or whatever but it was still racist
— Maryam (@BefourMaryam) February 20, 2018
Malik needs to apologise from all Pashtun community. He not only hurt Sammy but millions of Pashtun feelings too.
And laughing on racist comments make you no less than a racist. ✌️ https://t.co/YfvOXYf5G5
— Kashif (@MrUnknwn_) February 20, 2018
Sooooooo rude from this non-pathan racist Shoaib Malik deciding for us pathans https://t.co/wSFvjenkcx
— z (@NurKhairDe) February 21, 2018
Well, because Pakistanis think it is okay to joke about someone’s color or ethnicity, the “joke” may not sound like a problem with many reading or watching what Shoaib Malik said. However, it downright doesn’t seem appropriate to say such things, and everybody knows the context Malik was speaking in.
That aside, let’s hope PSL will be super fun as we cannot contain our excitement anymore!