Harsha Bhogle Slams Waqar Younis After The Latter Says Watching Rizwan Offering Namaz Infront Of Hindus Was Very Special
Harsha Bhogle Slams Waqar Younis After The Latter Says Watching Rizwan Offering Namaz Infront Of Hindus Was Very Special

Renowned commentator Harsha Bhogle has voiced his opinion on the recent comment of Waqar Younis, wherein the former Pakistan pacer stated that Mohammad Rizwan offering Namaz in front of Hindus (the Indian cricketers) was “something very very special”.

After Pakistan won the game against India on Sunday in Dubai, Rizwan read the Namaz on the field.

Waqar Younis Sparks Controversy, Says Mohammad Rizwan Doing Namaz Infront Of Hindus Was Best Thing After India vs Pakistan Match
Waqar Younis Says Mohammad Rizwan Doing Namaz Infront Of Hindus Was Best Thing

Waqar Younis’ this remark hasn’t gone down well with fans and has irked even Harsha Bhogle, who usually stays away from entering any controversy and remains diplomatic often.

Harsha Bhogle reckoned it was “one of the most disappointing things” opinions in this regard and felt “terrible” about it coming from a former cricketer.

“For a person of Waqar Younis’ stature to say that watching Rizwan offering namaz in front of Hindus was very special to him, is one of the most disappointing things I have heard. A lot of us try hard to play such things down and talk up sport and to hear this is terrible,” Harsha Bhogle tweeted on Tuesday after the video went viral.

I am sure there will be an apology on the way from Waqar: Harsha Bhogle

The 60-year-old veteran commentator further believes that Waqar, who was Pakistan’s bowling coach until before the T20 World Cup, should come out with an apology for his statement, which, he believes, divides people on religion.

Harsha Bhogle
Harsha Bhogle. (Photo by Vivek Shah-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

Harsha Bhogle also hoped for Pakistani fans to condemn the same comment from one of their legendary cricketers.

“I really hope that a lot of genuine sportslovers in Pakistan are able to see the dangerous side to this statement and join in my disappointment. It makes it very difficult for sportslovers like us to try and tell people it is just sport, just a cricket match.

“You would think that cricketers, as ambassadors of our game, would be a little more responsible. I am sure there will be an apology on the way from Waqar. We need to unite the cricket world, not divide it by religion,” he added.

Pakistan romped India by 10 wickets, chasing down 152 inside 18 overs after Shaheen Afridi produced a memorable performance, dismissing Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.

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