Kapil Sharma finds himself mired in another controversy. On Wednesday, the comedian performed at the opening ceremony of Pakistan Super League 2018 T20 tourney in Dubai. Considering the Indo-Pak political climate and the ban on the participation of Pakistani cricketers in the Indian Premier League, certain right-wing groups were quick to condemn him. They alleged that he was playing with India’s honour for earning money.

Sharma performed for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai on the eve of the third edition of the cricket league. Sharma made everybody laugh in the light-hearted session as he shared some jokes with renowned names like West Indian bowling all-rounder Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, all-rounder Haris Sohail, England seamer Chris Jordan and Mohammad Asghar, Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez.

When Sharma asked Zalmi skipper Sammy, “Why do people call you Khan?”, he replied, “It’s because of Afridi. And also, maybe, because I’m from Peshawar.” Teasing Pakistan wicket-keeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, the comedian said, “You are three brothers; [with] one cousin playing top-level cricket — and you all have kids — it means Pakistan doesn’t need any other family in cricket.”