Hussain should apologise for `donkey` jibe, says Azharuddin

New Delhi: Former Indian skipper and Moradabad MP Mohammed Azharuddin on Friday said commentator Naseer Hussain should tender an apology for his ``donkey`` jibe on Indian fielders during the Twenty20 match against England.

"Coming from a player, who has played for England and has been the captain. He (Nasser Hussain) has been one of the finest commentators, but I think he should not have said that. There are so many ways of criticizing people, but to call players donkeys is very unbecoming of a player of his stature," Azharuddin told mediapersons outside Parliament here.

"I am not sure whether he should be removed or not, but I think he should definitely tender an apology to the Indian Team and especially in the context to whoever the fielder was at that time," he added, when asked whether Hussain should be removed from the post of commentator after this incident.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President and MP Rajiv Shukla earlier in the day termed Hussain``s jibe to be inappropriate, and said the board would look into the issue.

"There should be restrain while making observations about players. Every player has to be respected irrespective of his performance. I don``t think this comment was appropriate. We will definitely look into it," said Shukla.

Former England cricket skipper Nasser Hussain had equated some of the Indian fielders to donkeys during the Twenty20 match played between India and England in Manchester on Wednesday.

Bureau Report

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