Twitterati slam Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis for disrespecting Ramadan
Waqar Younis also issued an apology to the fans.
Updated - Jun 5, 2018 1:46 pm
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.
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 (@waqyounis99) June 4, 2018
Here is how the fans reacted to the act:
Na Wasim Bhai kA roza
Na Waqar Bhai ka
Na Ramiz Bhai ka
Na Zainab Abbas ka
— Hasnain Shah (@HasnainShah69) June 3, 2018
— Nauman Chughtai (@nauman_92) June 3, 2018
We should count ourselves lucky we haven't seen them drinking. Then there would be fireworks. No doubt they would have an excuse for that aswell. Let me think….oh, we were in England as guests and had to show respect
— Tanvir Hussain (@britcit71) June 4, 2018
What about giving people thebenefit of the doubt? And do you think insulting someone who isn't fasting will bring them any closer to Allah?
— پاشا🇵🇰 (@Quaidista) June 3, 2018
Don't ask for forgiveness to people…You should apologize to Almighty Allah who is most merciful and most powerful…May Almighty Allah guide us to the straight path…ameen
— Muneer Ahmad (@MuneerAh7889) June 5, 2018
@waqyounis99 Allah se daro and Allah se mafi mango public se nahi.
— mustufaparkar (@mustufaparkar2) June 4, 2018