New Delhi. Former Pakistan fast bowler and team’s bowling coach Waqar Younis apologized for his ‘namaz’ remark within 24 hours. Waqar had said about the prayers of Mohammad Rizwan (Mohammad Rizwan IOffer Namaz) in the T20 World Cup match against India on Sunday, that the Pakistani batsman should pray on the field among Hindus. was very special. Not only the Indian fans, but the people of Pakistan were also angry with his statement. Harsha Bhogle, Aakash Chopra had asked him to apologize for this statement. Waqar Yunus, surrounded by all round about his statement, finally accepted his mistake and apologized.
Waqar tweeted- “I said such a thing out of anger, I had no intention of saying such a thing, which hurt the sentiments of many people. I apologize for this, I didn’t mean to do so at all, really made a mistake. Sports is a way to connect people irrespective of color and religion.
– “I never meant it, it was a Game & it was the heat of the moment, I apologise” @waqyounis99 clarifies on what happened earlier.
— Arsalan H. Shah ~ Proud Pakistani (@arsalanhshah) October 26, 2021
Waqar created a ruckus over the statement of ‘Namaz’
Waqar had said on Pakistan’s news channel ARY that the way Babar and Rizwan batted, rotated the strike, it was wonderful to see. What Rizwan did, he offered namaz on the field, standing among Hindus, this moment was special for me. People had told him a lot about this statement of Waqar.
“Rizwan offered Namaz during #INDvPAK The match in middle of Hindus was the most satisfying thing Mashallah, even more than his batting.
– Waqar Younis & Shoaib Akhtar discusspic.twitter.com/ELTVJSTqh4
— Pakistan Untold (@pakistan_untold) October 26, 2021
Harsha Bhogle also expressed displeasure over Waqar’s statement.
Harsha Bhogle had made 3 tweets one after the other regarding Waqar’s statement and called Waqar Yunus’s statement against the spirit of the game. Harsha wrote in his tweet, “For a person of Waqar Yunus stature to say that seeing Rizwan offering Namaz in front of Hindus was very special to him is one of the most depressing things I have heard. I hope that many sports fans in Pakistan will see the dangerous side of this statement and join in my dismay. I hope Waqar will apologise.”
Let us tell you that Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets in their opening match of the World Cup. Mohammad Rizwan played an important role in this. He played an unbeaten 79 off 55 balls in the match.