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Waqar Younis apologizes for his controversial comments

Waqar Younis apologizes for his controversial comments

Pakistan’s former bowling coach, Waqar Younis has issued an apology for his controversial statements, citing Namaz’s remarks for Mohammad Rizwan praying in front of the Indian squad.

There has been a backlash on social media as Waqar praised the right-handed wicket-keeping batsman offering prayers in front of Team India, mainly Hindus.

The statement has hurt the sentiments of the neighbors as they find it highlighting racism. Being inspired by the Babar-Rizwan classical batting showcase versus India, he stated,

“The manner in which Babar and Rizwan batted, the strike-rotation, the look on their faces, it was amazing. The best thing, what Rizwan did, Mashallah, he offered the Namaz on the ground surrounded by Hindus, that was really something very special for me,”

After he was criticized for his comments, he was induced to apologize as he posted,

“In the heat of the moment, I said something which I did not mean which has hurt the sentiments of many. I apologize for this, this was not intended at all, a genuine mistake. Sports unite people regardless of race, color, or religion. #apologies.”

Notably, Indian commentator, Harsha Bhogle and the former player, Wasim Jaffer took it to Twitter to express their disappointment over Waqar’s statements.

Bhogle added that the world should be joined through cricket rather than discriminating against people on the basis of religion. He furthermore urged that,

“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,”

Jaffer, who found it disgusting and vale, quoted that,

“Absolutely vile and disgusting comments from Waqar Younis. #Shameful.”

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