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

Jun 11, 2024

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During the highly anticipated India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 match on Sunday in New York, former Pakistani cricketer Kamran Akmal made a controversial comment about Indian fast bowler Arshdeep Singh, which sparked a heated backlash. Akmal’s remarks, perceived as racist and insensitive, targeted Arshdeep and his Sikh heritage, leading to widespread criticism from fans and players alike.

Kamran Akmal’s comment on Arshdeep Singh

While discussing the match on a live television show, Akmal made an inappropriate joke referencing the Sikh community. His comment was widely condemned for perpetuating a derogatory stereotype about Sikhs.

“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. Arshdeep Singh will bowl in the last over; he hasn’t looked in a great rhythm. And It is already 12),” said Akmal.

Harbhajan Singh slams Kamran Akmal

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

“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 wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

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 guys.. Have some Gratitude @KamiAkmal23 😡😡🤬 https://t.co/5gim7hOb6f

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 10, 2024

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Akmal reacts on the controversy

Following Harbhajan’s criticism and the ensuing public backlash, Akmal issued a public apology. He expressed regret for his comments and apologized to Bhajji and the Sikh community.

“I deeply regret my recent comments and sincerely apologize to Harbhajan Singh and the Sikh community. My words were inappropriate and disrespectful. I have the utmost respect for Sikhs all over the world and never intended to hurt anyone. I am truly sorry. #Respect #Apology,” tweeted Akmal.

I deeply regret my recent comments and sincerely apologize to @harbhajan_singh and the Sikh community. My words were inappropriate and disrespectful. I have the utmost respect for Sikhs all over the world and never intended to hurt anyone. I am truly sorry. #Respect #Apology

— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) June 10, 2024

Also READ: “Goodbye forever, I’m done with this shit” – Pakistan celebs react to their team’s loss to India in T20 World Cup 2024

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