Waqar Younis Apologizes For “Namaz” Comment After India-Pakistan Game | Cricket News


Former Pakistani coach Waqar Younis apologized on Wednesday after making a controversial remark during an interview with a Pakistani TV station. Younis made the comment after Pakistan’s 10-wicket victory over India in its opening match of the T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday. The comment, which many found objectionable, had sparked fury from fans, experts and former cricketers. Younis apologized on Twitter on Wednesday, saying he made the comment “in the heat of the moment” and called it a “real mistake.”

Younis’ controversial remark centers on Pakistan’s opening offer Mohammad Rizwan namaz during the drink break during the match against India. His words were not well received by fans across the subcontinent.

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“In the heat of the moment, I said something I didn’t mean that hurt the feelings of many. I apologize for that, it was not intended at all, a real mistake. sport unites people regardless of race, color or religion. #excuses, ”Younis tweeted.

Younis was speaking to Pakistani news channel ARY News while making the remark.

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“Absolutely vile and disgusting comments from Waqar Younis. #Ashamed, ”former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer tweeted of the incident.

“You would think that cricketers, as ambassadors of our game, would be a little more responsible. I am sure there will be an apology on the way to Waqar. We must unite the world of cricket, not divide it by religion, ”prominent expert Harsha Bhogle tweeted Tuesday, before Younis apologized.

Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets in the high-tension match in Dubai on Sunday, chasing the 152-race goal with more than two overs to lose. Pakistan also beat New Zealand in their second game on Tuesday to boost their semi-final hopes.