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‘We Sikhs saved your mothers and sisters’ – Harbhajan Singh slams Kamran Akmal for racist remarks on Arshdeep Singh

'We Sikhs saved your mothers and sisters' - Harbhajan Singh slams Kamran Akmal for racist remarks on Arshdeep Singh

Harbhajan Singh & Kamran Akmal. (Photo Source: X/Twitter)

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal made racist remarks targeting Indian bowler Arshdeep Singh during a live stream after India’s thrilling six-run victory over Pakistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 in New York. Akmal’s insensitive comments, which appeared to mock Arshdeep’s Sikh religion, have drawn widespread criticism, with Indian spin legend Harbhajan Singh leading the anger.

The incident occurred as Akmal was providing analysis in a Pakistani news channel during the final over of Pakistan’s chase. With 18 runs required off the last six balls, the commentators discussed whether Arshdeep could be hit for runs. That’s when Akmal made the controversial statement. On noticing the same, Harbhajan Singh, one of the most respected voices in Indian cricket, took to his social media handle to slam Akmal’s remarks and racist comments.

“The last over is supposed to be done by Arshdeep Singh, he can be hit as well, you know it’s already 12, no Sikh shall be given after 12,” he said during a live show in Pakistan.

“Lakh di laanat tere Kamraan Akhmal.. 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…Have some Gratitude,” Harbhajan darted back at Akmal on his ‘X’ handle.

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Jasprit Bumrah wins Player of the Match against Pakistan for his 3/14

Talking about the match, India successfully defended a low total of 119 thanks to a disciplined bowling performance led by Jasprit Bumrah’s 3/14. Despite a patient 31 by Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan fell short by six runs and finished on 113/7 and continued their poor record against India at World Cup events.

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Notably, Arshdeep Singh claimed one wicket and conceded 31 runs in four overs. He dismissed  Imad Wasim in the 20th over who made 15 runs in 23 balls. The left-arm seamer was given the responsibility to defend eighteen runs, and he succeeded, conceding just eleven runs helping India secure an outstanding victory.

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