Waqar Younis, the former Pakistan captain and bowling coach, has apologized for his statement about the namaz after Pakistan‘s 10-wicket victory over India in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday.
‘I sai’I said something in the heat of the moment’ Former fast bowler Younis Khan was invited as a guest to Pakistan’s ARY News a day after the match to discuss their surprising victory. During the debate, an ecstatic Younis stated that witnessing Mohammad Rizwan offer Namaz in front of Hindus during the match was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for him.
His remark elicited strong reactions from the cricketing community as well as Pakistani supporters. Younis’ unpleasant statement was met with a barrage of criticism on Twitter.
After the backlash, Younis realized his “error” and said on Twitter, “In the heat of the moment, I said something I didn’t mean, which has wounded the sensibilities of many.” I apologize; this was not my intention at all, and it was a true blunder. Sports bring people together from all walks of life, regardless of race, color, or religion. “Please accept my apologies.”
Harsha Bhogle and Akash Chopra, two Indian cricket analysts, have also expressed their disgust with Younis’ remarks. “It’s one of the most upsetting things I’ve ever heard a person of. Waqar Younis’ status remark that watching Rizwan offer namaz in front of. Hindus was very significant to him.” “To hear this is dreadful,” Bhogle commented. “A lot of us strive hard to play such things down and talk up sport.”
“Absolutely horrible and filthy words from Waqar Younis,” wrote former India batsman Wasim Jaffer.
However, Pakistan humiliated India by 10 wickets in the Super 12 stage of the. T20 World Cup, putting an end to India’s near-three-decade dominance on the international scene. Therefore, Pakistan restricted India to 151/7 after deciding to field in the. T20 showpiece’s blockbuster game, hoping to end their losing streak. Pakistan then cruised to victory with 13 balls to spare, chasing down the 152-run mark.
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