Twitterati slam Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis for disrespecting Ramadan

Twitterati slam Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis for disrespecting Ramadan

Waqar Younis also issued an apology to the fans.

Waqar Younis and others celebrate Wasim Akram's birthday
Waqar Younis and others celebrate Wasim Akram’s birthday. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Pakistani cricketers have come under the heat of the fans on the social media. The likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Rameez Raja were targeted by the fans on Twitter for eating during the fast time in Ramadan. It all started with a celebration video in the commentary box going viral on the social media. Former skipper Wasim Akram was celebrating his 52nd birthday during the second Test between England and Pakistan.

He was seen cutting the cake and sharing pleasantries with his fellow commentators, Rameez Raja and Waqar Younis, in the commentary box. Popular broadcaster Zainab Abbas was also seen in the same video frame during the celebrations. Everything looked very jovial on the screen but it was not so well accepted by the fans off the field.

The hate tweets came in large numbers for Wasim Akram and co. for not having their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. Some fans went on to blame this ‘irreligious’ nature and act of the former players for the poor show of the Pakistani team on the field. It might sound bizarre, but the unhappiness and discontent over the issue was very much evident in the tweets posted by the fans.

Citing the situation going a little overboard, Waqar Younis quickly posted an update on his micro blogging Twitter handle. The former captain issued an apology to the fans for cutting cake on Wasim’s birthday. He also admitted that they committed a big mistake by not respecting the holy Ramadan and also the people who were fasting on the day. He called the act as a poor one on their behalf.

Here is the tweet that Waqar Younis posted after the incident:

“Apologise to everyone for cutting cake on Waseem Bhai’s birthday yesterday..We should have respected Ramadan and the people who were fasting . It was a poor act on our behalf #SORRY,” Waqar Younis wrote in his tweet.

Here is how the fans reacted to the act:

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