Former Pakistan skipper and bowling coach Waqar Younis has apologised for his distasteful remarks after Pakistan’s 10-wicket win over India within the ongoing T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday.
A day after the match, the previous quick bowlers Younis was invited as a visitor to Pakistan’s ARY News to debate their spectacular win. During the dialogue, an overexcited Younis stated that it was very particular for him to observe Mohammad Rizwan provide Namaz in entrance of Hindus throughout the match. Opener Mohammad Rizwan was seen providing namaz throughout the drinks break within the India-Pakistan sport.
In the warmth of the second, I stated one thing which I didn’t imply which has damage the emotions of many. I apologise for this, this was not meant in any respect, real mistake. Sports unites individuals no matter race, color or faith. #apologies 🙏🏻
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) October 26, 2021
His remark drew a pointy reactions from the cricket fraternity and from Pakistani followers as nicely. Twitter was flooded with reactions lambasting Younis for his remark.
Realising his mistake after the criticism, Younis wrote on Twitter, “In the heat of the moment, I said something which I did not mean which has hurt the sentiments of many. I apologise for this, this was not intended at all, genuine mistake. Sports unites people regardless of race, colour or religion. #apologies 🙏🏻”
“Rizwan offered Namaz during #INDvPAK match in middle of Hindus was most satisfying thing Mashallah, even more than his batting”
– Waqar Younis & Shoaib Akhtar discusspic.twitter.com/ELTVJSTqh4
— Pakistan Untold (@pakistan_untold) October 26, 2021
Indian cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle and Akash Chopra had additionally expressed their displesure over Younis’ feedback. “For a person of Waqar Younis’ stature to say that watching Rizwan offering namaz in front of Hindus was very special to him, is one of the most disappointing things I have heard. A lot of us try hard to play such things down and talk up sport and to hear this is terrible,” Bhogle wrote.
For an individual of Waqar Younis’ stature to say that watching Rizwan providing namaz in entrance of Hindus was very particular to him, is likely one of the most disappointing issues I’ve heard. A whole lot of us attempt exhausting to play such issues down and speak up sport and to listen to that is horrible.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 26, 2021
Pakistan dropped at an finish India’s near-three-decade domination of them on the earth stage in essentially the most convincing vogue, embarrassing their arch-rivals by 10 wickets within the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup. Intent on breaking their run of losses, Pakistan restricted India to 151/7 after electing to subject within the T20 showpiece’s blockbuster sport. Pakistan then made mild work of the goal of 152, finishing the win with 13 balls to spare.