ISLAMABAD – PTI chairman Imran Khan, famous for his comments has once again stirred controversy by terming the international players who played PSL final in Lahore as ‘phateechar’ (garbage).
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The cricketer turned politician in an informal press talk opined that the international players who showed their skills in PSL final were simply unknown.
‘I don’t know even the name of any of these so-called foreign players. It seems they were just picked up from anywhere like Africa. And, they are called foreign players’ he said.
— Saadi (@saadify) March 7, 2017
Imran insinuated that the all-rounder players who landed in Lahore for the Quetta-Peshawar contest would have arrived in Pakistan for domestic level of cricket provided they were given money.
Imran’s lewd remarks regarding international cricketing giants like Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Morne Van Wik, Rayad Emerittaste, Chris Jordan, David Malan and others stimulated social media buffs who took aim at former skipper.
It may be mentioned here that Imran also termed holding PSL final in Lahore as ‘madness’ that landed him in hot waters as well.
The angered Twitterati took their frustration out after the video got leaked.
As ppl thank n shower love on Samy n othrs,hope playrs dont find out Pak's greatst player IK passed racist comments n called thm "Phateechr"
— Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) March 7, 2017
If you're going to justify Imran Khan's comments about foreign cricketers in PSL, then you need to take a long and hard look at yourself.
— Emad Zafar (@EmadZafar) March 7, 2017
Imran khan is such an odious man hating on PSL like that.
— Karachi Feminist (@oil_is_opium) March 7, 2017
Only person that isn't happy for the successful PSL final is Imran Khan.
Such phopish attitude.
— Aqsa (@Aqsford) March 7, 2017
Every int player big or small came to Pak for PSL left behind worried families,friends & must be appreciated, IK comments are disrespectful.
— Ali Imran Ahmad (@dilsere920) March 7, 2017
PSL 2017 nay Imran Khan ki politics aik baar phir khatam kar di.
— ! (@TheNewNexus__) March 7, 2017
— Assimilator (@usman63011) March 7, 2017
Imran Khan's 'phateechar' comment goes to show how disengaged his opinion is from the rest of the country!
— Yusra Askari (@YusraSAskari) March 7, 2017