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During India's win against Pakistan in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 on Sunday, former Pakistan wicketkeeper- batsman Kamral Akmal's remark on Arshdeep Singh's relegion didn't time well with the fans and Sikh community. Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh lashed out at Akmal on social media and recently slammed the Pakistani's "childish act" in an interview.

While taking on ARY News during India-Pakistan clash, Kamran Akmal made a 'racist joke' on Arshdeep Singh. Ahead of Arshdeep's final over when Pakistan needed 18 to win, Akmal said, "Kuch bhi ho sakta hai... 12 baj gaye hai (Anything can happen. It is already 12)." While another person on the panel said, "Kisi Sikh ko nahi dena chahiye 12 baje over (No Sikh should be given the over at 12 midnight)," eliciting laughter from Akmal.

Harbhajan took to X and slammed Akmal and said, "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 Kamran Akmal."

Recently, in an interview with ANI, Harbhajan said, "This is a very absurd statement and a very childish act that only a 'Nalaayak' person can do. Kamran Akmal should understand that there is no need to say anything about anyone's religion and make fun of it. I would like to ask Kamran Akmal that do you know the history of Sikhs, who are Sikhs and all the work that Sikhs have done to save your community, your mothers, sisters.  Ask this from your ancestors, at 12 o'clock the Sikhs used to attack Mughals and rescue your mothers and sisters, so stop talking nonsense.

"It is good that he understood so quickly and apologised but he should never again try to hurt any Sikh or any religion. We respect all religions, whether it is Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism or Christianity..."

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