Teenager claims Azeem Rafiq sent her ‘Creepy’ Messages

A woman has alleged that cricketer Azeem Rafiq sent her a series of “creepy” WhatsApp messages when she was a teenager.

Teenager claims Azeem Rafiq sent her 'Creepy' Messages f

"U know what I wanted to do on the plane?"

Azeem Rafiq has been accused of sending “creepy” WhatsApp messages to a teenage girl.

Gayathri Ajith, who was 16 at the time, claimed she received messages from Rafiq about kissing her and inviting her to dinner after meeting her on a flight from Manchester to Dubai in 2015.

This comes shortly after Rafiq issued an apology for historic anti-Semitic Facebook messages.

He had also previously detailed the racist abuse and harassment he faced while at Yorkshire Cricket Club.

Rafiq had claimed the word ‘P***’ was “used constantly” during his time at the club.

He also revealed that he had red wine forced down his throat by older players at his local team when he was 15.

But now a woman has claimed that she received “creepy” messages from Rafiq when she was a teenager.

Ms Ajith alleged that she received the messages in December 2015 when Azeem Rafiq was 24.

According to the messages, Rafiq told her:

“U know what I wanted to do on the plane?

“I want to grab you push u up against wall and kiss you.”

Ms Ajith also said that the cricketer had asked her to join him for dinner in Dubai.

She said she told Rafiq that she was 17 to “appear a bit older” and so she could join him having a vodka and coke while onboard the aircraft.

Ms Ajith replied: “Do you realise that I’m only 17?”

Rafiq alleged responded: “Does tht mean it not allowed to want to kiss me… wud u have let me kiss u?”

Ms Ajith, now aged 22, said the messages appeared “creepy”.

In response, she said:

“How do I know that you’re not some absolute pervert?”

A spokesperson for Rafiq’s legal team told Yorkshire Post:

“This was put to us late on a Friday evening. We need to look into this, so cannot comment further for now.”

Since then, his legal team stated that they are looking into the allegations.

Ms Ajith added: “I was just kind of shocked by the crudity of those messages. They were just so vulgar.

“I’m not disputing any of his racism claims, because I’m sure they’re very true experiences.

“But certain aspects of what he said just don’t really sit right with me.

“If he was being forced to drink by his teammates, then surely that wouldn’t then mean he would be drinking alone on a flight and encouraging a 17-year-old girl to be drinking with him.”

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