Nasser Hussain's 'donkey' remark draws ire

Published: Friday, September 2, 2011, 10:36 [IST]
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Hussain's 'donkey' remark draws ire

London, Sep 2: Former England captain Nasser Hussain has once again rubbed Indian cricket fans the wrong way. Just a few weeks after getting into a spat with Ravi Shastri during the Test series involving India and England, Hussain has now again drawn the ire of the fans for his 'donkey' jibe on India fielders.

The former England captain, while commenting during the one-off T20 between India and England on Aug 31, said, “I would say the difference between the two side is the fielding. England are all-round a good fielding side. I do believe that India have few…3 or 4 very good fielders and one or two donkeys in the field still."

His comments came when Parthiv Patel misjudged a catch of Kevin Pietersen from a Munaf Patel delivery.

Unsurprisingly, the remarks are being played out loud and clear by Indian TV channels who are slamming the comments as outrageous and against the spirit of the game. Speaking to Hindi News Channel Star News, former Pakistani batsman Zaheer Abbas said, “It is not acceptable and no one has any right to say such things, even for your own team. It"s a gentleman game and the BCCI should send a strong letter to the International Cricket Council to avoid such things in future."

His sentiments were echoed by Saba Karim, a former Indian wicket-keeper who also referred to the remarks as “unacceptable".

OneIndia Cricket

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