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Twitter laughs at Waqar Younis over comments on the ongoing Women’s World Cup

Waqar tweeted to the ICC suggesting that matches in the Women’s World Cup could be reduced to just 30-overs-per-side.

Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis. (Photo by Scott Barbour – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Twitterati never loses an opportunity to pounce on those who make a fool of themselves, and Waqar Younis was its latest victim. The former Pakistan fast bowler made a suggestion on Twitter to alter the format for the Women’s World Cup and went on to give an explanation backing his first tweet.

Waqar tweeted to the ICC suggesting that matches in the Women’s World Cup could be reduced to just 30-overs-per-side. At first, Waqar Younis did not elaborate any further on his proposal, but that had already done the damage. His first tweet was sufficient for his followers to express their displeasure.

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The former Pakistan captain, who is hailed as one of the most vicious pacers the country has produced, faced the brunt of the criticism on social media. Fans lashed out at him as they believed Waqar was discriminating and unjust in his comments.

Waqar Younis’ tweets

@ICC What abt having 30 overs Cricket World Cup 4 Women???Like Tennis 3 sets rather then 5 #Suggestion I feel 50 overs r few 2many #WWCUP17″ Waqar Younis tweeted in the first place. However, in an effort to justify his position, he tweeted once again saying, “Lesser overs mean faster pace, more audience, competitive Cricket, no discrimination or prejudice, toward Women #AlwaysRespectWomen #WWCUP17”

Several mocked at Waqar saying that such an arrangement was already in place, and it was known as T20 cricket. Others, however, were angered at the Pakistani’s lack of sensitivity and thought he was out of line to state that 50 overs were few too many for women to play.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan women’s team haven’t fared well in the ongoing World Cup hosted by England. They will be up against India, who have been clinical in their performances so far. The odds are stacked up against Pakistan as they have never been able to defeat the Indian women’s team in a one-day international.

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