The legendary cricket player from Pakistan, Abdul Razzaq, caused a great deal of controversy when he made fun of Indian actress Aishwarya Rai and criticized Babar Azam’s team for their performance in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Because of the social media uproar caused by Razzaq’s remarks, he received a lot of criticism from both spectators and some cricket players from both sides of the border. The veteran cricket player apologized after realizing how controversial his remarks about Aishwarya Rai had become and that they had been merely a “slip of the tongue.”
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Razzaq appeared on a Pakistani TV channel, issuing a public apology on the matter. “Yesterday, we were talking about cricket coaching and intentions. I had a slip of tongue and mistakenly took Aishwarya Rai’s name. I apologise to her personally. I did not intend to hurt anyone’s sentiment,” he said on SAMAA TV.
Razza had said, “Here, I am referring to their (PCB’s) intention. While I was playing, I was aware of my captain Younis Khan‘s good intentions. That gave me strength and confidence, and with Allah’s help, I was able to perform well for Pakistani cricket.”
Look how casually Abdul Razzaq suggests “you don’t expect kids with good values and ‘neeyat’ if you marry Aishwarya Rai”.. And see how Shaheed Afridi & Umar Gul claps and laughs along with the audience. This is how atrocities against hindus & women in Pakistan are normalized. And… pic.twitter.com/0Ye4ILI6M0
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He had further added: “We don’t really intend to improve and enhance the players, in my opinion. That will never happen if you believe that I will marry Aishwarya (Rai) to have a good-natured and moral child. Therefore, you must first amend your intentions.”