I didn't want to discuss this on the r/cricket subreddit cause it'd bring a lot of angreziyaan into the conversation who don't get the culture, so I just wanted to discuss it with y'all.
Obviously calling a Black South African as "Kaale" isn't ideal. For reference, he said "Abey kaale, teri ammi aaj kahaan baitheen hain? Kya parwa ke aaye hai aaj?. But here's the thing, I mean, is 'kaale' REALLY that strong of mobdro.bio/ luckypatcher.tips/ www.kodi.bio/
an insult as it is in Angrezi culture? Desi culture has a much different approach when it comes to color in that being called 'kaale' doesn't necessarily have negative connotations such as the n-word or anything, but rather might translate to something like bitch or something. It's very hard to translate this subtle difference, but I hope all y'all understand what I'm getting at.
I've seen plenty of Hindi/Telugu/Malayaale films in which dark-skinned people were called "kaala" or "nalla" or whatever the respective phrase was, not necessarily as an racist insult but more of a sort of demeaning/somewhat disrespectful way to refer to someone.
Again, I'm not condoning Sarfaraz Ahmed and saying that he did nothing wrong, but I don't think he deserves a four-match suspension, as I think people at ICC are looking at this from the viewpoint of post-apartheid racism instead of Desi colorism.