Kaneria Believes It Will Be More Appropriate For Former Pakistani Captain To Apologize On National Television | Photo: AP / IANS | Photo credit: IANS
- Pakistani Waqar Younis sparked controversy with his “namaz” comment
- Danish Kaneria reacted after Waqar Younis’ statement sparked huge outrage
- Kaneria said Younis should apologize to members of the Hindu community on national television
A day after legendary Pakistani pacemaker Waqar Younis sparked new controversy after his joint remark, former Pakistani cricketer Danish Kaneria urged the iconic Green Army fast bowler to apologize for the statement. of “Rizwan offering Namaz to Hindus” on national television. Younis shocked the entire cricket fraternity when he made the joint remark on a TV show following Pakistan’s historic victory over India in the 2021 ICC World T20 on Sunday.
Younis had praised Pakistani opener Mohammad Rizwan for taking time during a break to offer prayers (namaz) on the pitch. Younis apologized for his objectionable statement on Twitter. With Younis’ remark provoking a strong reaction in both countries, Kaneria believes it will be more appropriate for the former Pakistani captain to apologize on national television.
Sharing a video on Facebook on Wednesday, the tainted Pakistani cricketer spoke at length about Younis’ distasteful statement. Expressing his disappointment, Kaneria felt that Younis should apologize to all members of the Hindu community after hurting the feelings of many. Kaneria’s remarks came after Younis apologized for his “namaz in front of the Hindus” comment on Twitter.
Speaking to Twitter on Wednesday, the former Pakistani speed trader and former Green Army bowling coach revealed that he made the remarks in the “heat of the moment.”
“In the heat of the moment I said something I didn’t mean that hurt the feelings of many. I apologize, it was not intended at all, a real mistake. The sport unites people regardless of race, color or religion, “he tweeted. Appearing on Arya News, Younis had claimed that Rizwan performing Namaz during the Indo-Pak meeting was a special moment for him.
Younis has been criticized by several members of the cricket fraternity for making a joint remark following Pakistan’s convincing victory over Indian rivals. The Pakistani team led by Babar Azam ended their losing streak against India in the T20 World Cup on Sunday. Pakistan led by Azam beat India by 10 wickets to register their first victory over India in a World Cup match.