New Delhi, Jun 1 : In a freewheeling chat with GloFans, Waqar Younis, Pakistan cricket’s bowling coach said ongoing social media war of words between former Indian and Pakistan team captains’, Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi should end and urged them to calm down.
The former ace Pakistani speedster admitted that the banters have been on social media for a long while now and advised the players to "calm down" when pressed by cricket fans in a unique Q&A based chat show “Q20”, on GloFans twitter handle. Waqar Younis has been keenly observing the sharp reactions on social media, which have been both deplorable and distasteful. Waqar, while replying to fans, urged both the players to exhibit caution and sort it out in a responsible manner. “The banter between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi has been going on for a while now.
I think they both got to be smart, sensible, and calm down. It has been going on for way too long. My advice to them is to maybe catch up somewhere around the world and talk it out if you cannot really calm it down,” Waqar said. Also known as Burewala Express, Waqar who formed a deadly partnership with Wasim Akram with the ball during his playing days further added, “In social media, if you carry on that, people are going to love it and people are enjoying it and that I feel that they both should be sensible and smart.”
The last time both the countries played a bilateral cricket series was back in 2012-13 post which the things went sour that eventually restricted India and Pakistan’s cricketing ties only to the ICC and Continental tournaments. However, cricket lovers have always been very vocal about the resumption of cricketing ties between India and Pakistan and have urged the authorities not to mix sports and politics as it deprives the fans of this age old fierce rivalry. MORE (UNI)