Abdul Razzaq publicly apologizes to Aishwarya Rai for his controversial remark about the actress

Former cricketer Abdul Razzaq shares a video apology after his recent comments about Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan



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Former Pakistani cricketer Abdul Razzaq makes a public apology to Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachan for controversial remarks he had made about the actress during a recent press conference, calling it a “slip of the tongue.”

As the remarks made by Razzaq soon went viral, drawing public backlash and criticism from other cricket players and fans of the game, he promptly apologized for his comments in a video message recorded on Tuesday. “It was a slip of the tongue, I had to give another example but I took Aishwarya Rai jee’s name,” he said. “I really apologize and say sorry to her. It was not my intent [to hurt her].”

The remark was made by Razzaq while speaking at a press conference about intentions in cricket coaching, while he attempted to make a point by mentioning Aishwarya Rai in a reference that was widely perceived as being disrespectful.

Shahid Afridi, who was also present during the press conference also apologized on Razzaq’s behalf admitting that the remark was in bad taste, clarifying that though he was present at the event he had not heard Razzaq’s comment at the time, expressing his intention to ask Razzaq to apologize publicly.

Shoaib Akhtar, known for his fast bowling, also denounced his comments stating “No woman should be disrespected like this.”