Imran Khan clarifies his stance, ‘Phateechar’

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has mentioned that calling overseas cricketers ‘phateechar’ was not meant to degrade them, because it was one of many ‘pure cricketing phrases’ of his time.
He acknowledged this throughout an interview in a TV present on Tuesday. He denied having used derogatory or racist remark.
“We used the phrases like Relu Katta, Fokker or Jet to explain marginalised cricketers, once we used to play at Lahore Gymkhana,” he mentioned. “We referred Relu Katta to a participant who would each bowl and bat, however wouldn’t carry out both approach.”
Imran Khan, well-known for his feedback as soon as once more stirred controversy by terming the worldwide gamers as ‘phateechar’ (rubbish) on Tuesday.
The cricketer turned politician in a casual press speak opined that the worldwide gamers who confirmed their expertise in PSL ultimate had been merely unknown.
‘I don’t know even the title of any of those so-called overseas gamers. It appears they had been simply picked up from wherever like Africa. And, they’re referred to as overseas gamers’ he mentioned.
Through the interview with Hamid Mir, Khan added that a lot of the abroad gamers within the PSL weren’t world-class cricketers.
Though appreciating Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen, he stopped wanting honouring Darren Sammy – who additionally occurred to be the captain of PSL 2017 winners Peshawar Zalmi – together with them.
“Sammy captained Peshawar; he’s standard, however he’s not amongst class of top-level cricketers,” he mentioned, including the time period ‘phateecher’ was not meant for Darren Sammy in any respect.
“Had Chris Gayle come, had Kevin Pietersen come, I might have mentioned they had been worldwide stars.”

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