In a recent turn of events, former Pakistani cricketer Abdul Razzaq has issued a public apology to Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai for his controversial remarks.
In a video message, Razzaq acknowledged that his comments were a ‘slip of the tongue’ and expressed regret for using the actress’s name inappropriately.
“My name is Abdul Razzaq, in yesterday’s press conference, I was talking about cricket and coaching. While talking I wanted to quote another example though by mistake I used Aishwarya Rai’s name; it shouldn’t have been done. I heartily apologize to her.”
The video features Razzaq standing and addressing the camera, emphasizing that mentioning Aishwarya Rai was a mistake and should not have happened. He sincerely apologized for any offense caused by his recent statements.
The controversy arose when Razzaq, during a media interaction about Pakistani cricket, used Aishwarya Rai as an example to make a point.
“If one marries Aishwarya with the intention of having pious kids, it is not possible.”
The candid nature of his statement, coupled with laughter from others present, sparked criticism and raised eyebrows.