Waqar Younis, a former Pakistan cricketer, said that he prayed in front of Hindus at the Rizwan ground, which was very special to him. However, after the controversy escalated, he apologized for his statement.
Waqar Younis said it was a very important thing to perform Namaz on the ground of Mohammad Rizwan.
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A new controversy has erupted over the ongoing match between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Former Pakistan cricketer Waqar Younis said that the prayer offered by Mohammad Rizwan in front of the Hindus at the end of the match was very special to him. After this, giants like Harsha Bhogle and Venkatesh Prasad started his class. As the controversy erupted, Younis apologized for his statement and said the sport would connect people. Describing the Younis statement as dangerous, Harsha Bhogle said the cricket world needs to come together. Venkatesh Prasad, on the other hand, said his statement was shameful.
Waqar apologized via tweet for his statement. “I said something I should not have said in the rush of the day. It hurt a lot of sentiments. I apologize for that. I did not do it on purpose. It was a mistake.” Sports connect people regardless of caste, color or religion. ”
I said something that would hurt a lot of emotions in a flash. I apologize for this, it was not meant at all, it was a real mistake. Sports unite people regardless of race, color or religion. # Apologies ⁇
– Waqar Younis (@ waqyounis99) October 26, 2021
– “I never meant it, it’s a game & it’s the heat of the moment, I apologize” @The_Young_Girl Clarifies what happened before.
What a historic game & victory for the Pakistan team. Let’s move on!@ Bhogleharsha @asportstvpk #PakvsIndia # Pakistan #India # T20 World Cup pic.twitter.com/1mgsnyRfap
– Arsalan H. Shah ~ Proud Pakistani (arsalanhshah) October 26, 2021
What is the Waqar statement?
In an interview with ARY News, he said, “The way Babur and Rizwan batted, the way they turned the strike, their face was awesome. The best thing was that they were praying in the open ground. For the Hindus. It was full. It was really special to me.”
– Raza Ahmed Rumi (Razarumi) October 26, 2021
Class conducted by Harsha Bhogle
Bhogle said, “A player like Waqar Younis says that performing Rizwan Namaz in front of Hindus is very special to him. It is one of the most depressing things. Many of us try to discourage such things and talk about sports. You see cricketers as ambassadors for the game. They have little responsibility. I am sure they will apologize soon in this matter.Be brought together without dividing on the basis of religion.
Waqar Younis level person saying that performing Rizwan Namaz in front of Hindus is very special to him is one of the most frustrating things I have ever heard. Many of us try desperately to play things like this and talk about the sport and it is so terrible.
– Harsha Bhogle (Hobhogleharsha) October 26, 2021
Harsha added, “I hope many sports supporters in Pakistan will understand the dangerous aspect of this statement and those like me will be disappointed. Such statements make it harder for sports lovers like us to work. It’s just a game, just a cricket match.”
At the same time, former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad wrote that standing among Hindus and praying is unique to Waqar. The jihadi mind has a different level to say similar things about a game. What an insulting statement.
“Hindu ke beach me khade hoke namaz padi, it is very special to me” – Waqar.
To say this in sport takes jihadi thinking to another level. What a disgraceful man.
– Venkatesh Prasad (Venkateshprasad) October 26, 2021
The video of Namaz praying at the Rizwan ground after the India vs Pakistan match came out and went viral on social media.
Pakistan Ke Khiladi Muhammad Rizwan Khel Ke Medan May Namaz Ada Karte Hue Masha Allah pic.twitter.com/UfTnOSr2Td
– Lukman Khan (Luqman_Khan_Zai) October 25, 2021