In their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets to register a historic victory. For the first time in the history of the World Cup, Pakistan managed to defeat arch-rivals India. After this victory, many former Pakistan cricketers praised their team, including former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis. However, Waqar Younis was so engrossed in Pakistan’s victory that he made a controversial statement on a live TV show.
In fact, during the drinks in the match against India, Mohammad Rizwan was seen offering Namaz, which Waqar called a special moment. Waqar while reciting ballads in praise of Rizwan said, “What I liked about Rizwan was that he offered Namaz in the middle of the field, that too standing in the midst of Hindus, it was a very special moment for me. “
Shortly after this statement, Waqar Yunus came under the target of people on social media, after which he had to apologize on Twitter. Waqar tweeted and wrote, “At that time I said something which I do not believe to be right. It hurt the sentiments of many people. I apologize for this. I did not mean that at all. I have made a mistake. Sports unites people regardless of caste, religion and colour.”
Many cricketers have now reacted to this statement of Waqar, including former India Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer. Wasim Jaffer tweeted, “Very disgusting and condemnable statement by Waqar Yunus.”