- Former Pakistani Head Coach and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis blasted Former Pakistani Cricket Board Chairman & renowned journalist Najam Sethi on Twitter
Replying to an interview that surfaced online where Najam Sethi commented that
‘People advised me against bringing Waqar Younus back but I did,’
adding that Waqar Younis later started speaking against me and I don’t know what wrong I have done by bringing him back.
Sethi also said that Waqar’s performance wasn’t at par and that is why he was removed from the position. He took a jab at Mohsin Hassan Khan, Wasim Akram and other members of Cricket Committee
“For all these years, Mohsin Khan had been critical of tainted players like Wasim Akram [in reference to Justice Qayyum report], and now, after just one meeting with Ehsan Mani [current PCB chief], his head has been cleared for him, and the duo is now working together in the board,”
Waqar Younis was quick to respond to Najam Sethi’s remarks with a tweet
Waqar lashed out on Najam after he thought Sethi called him “Sifarashi Tola” telling him that “Your days in cricket are well over dear” and he should “stick to his dirty politics”
Safaarshii tola 😂🤣😂 Look who’s talking..Kamal karta ho aap be @najamsethi sb..Kuch be bolta rahta ho #Dabang of @pcb Your days in cricket are well over dear..Stick to your dirty politics. pic.twitter.com/tkHrkHvkHg
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) December 3, 2018
What seems like bad blood between the two from past we think Waqar reaction to the interview was a little harsh and people jumped in to support Najam Sethi
I think @najamsethi is right here .
— Jamal Hassan (@JamalSherazi) December 3, 2018
Najam Sethi also responded and we think this clears out everything
I selected Waqar as National Coach in 2014 when I was Chairman PCB Management Committee and Sheharyar Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Haroon Rashid, Naveed Cheema, were its members. Waqar’s contract was not extended in 2017 when BoG under Chairman Sheharyar Khan instead chose Mickey Arthur.
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) December 3, 2018
Majority of tweeps agreed with Najam Sethi but also appreciated his work in the revival of Cricket in Pakistan
Sir how you tried your best to bring international cricket back in Pakistan defiantly you deserve the salute….❤❤❤
Baqi bhookna logo ka kam hai wo bhookty rahy gay…..
— Rana khuzi (@KhuzaimaRana) December 3, 2018
Waqar , we respect you as a hero but Mr. Najam Sethi has done wonders for Pakistan Cricket,He is the man behind PSL and made it a huge success,He is the man who brought cricket back in Pakistan and remember things changes quickly in Pakistan so never close doors by abusing….
— Abbas Malik (@AbbasMalik13) December 3, 2018
— Syed Raza Jan ® (@HereIzRaxaRaju) December 3, 2018
Here’s the full two-minute video of Najam Sethi remarks