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.
Published - Jul 2, 2017 12:50 pm | Updated - Jul 2, 2017 12:50 pm
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.
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”
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) June 29, 2017
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) June 30, 2017
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.
Wait, so are you saying they women should not be given equal treatment? Or asking for equal treatment is… Wrong? ?
— F (@furreekatt) June 29, 2017
Feminist attacks on Waqar Younis in 3…2…1
— Saad (@smk_60) June 29, 2017
Mithali Raj will not like it
— Jugno Kazmi (@JugnoKazmi) June 29, 2017
— malavika (@malavika21) July 1, 2017
Still Pakistan women wont last 30 overs too
— Jay Paul (@i_am_jaypaul) June 30, 2017
Everytime we all talk abt gender equality,why nt in sports sir..all should be equal
— Biswajit (@Being_biswajit1) June 30, 2017
What a ridiculous suggestion. Who is 50 overs too many for?Women have had a world cup since 1973 since you were two yrs old!They cope fine.
— Ash Kaye (@Mumdeep) July 1, 2017
A typical "PAKISTANIAN" reply …. Sir … Pakistan is at the bottom of the table …. I am ? sure that this is the reason behind your tweet
— Souptik (@Fanofcricket23) June 30, 2017
1. let's also talk why men associates teams are not suggested 30 over matches
2. why tests are not shortened to 3 days.
why women only
— Runaas Deheem (@runaasdeheem) July 1, 2017
Haha so what you're saying is that 530 runs in a 50 over game isn't entertaining?! With two of the best innings anyone has seen…..
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) July 1, 2017
RR at WC is 5+, been 7 ?'s from 5 nations, more quicks bowling faster than ever before. Our game is transforming rapidly. Let's chat more ??
— Mel 'MJ' Jones (@meljones_33) July 1, 2017
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.