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Former Pakistani cricketer Waqar Younis has faced the ire of netizens after he made insensitive comments about dementia and Alzheimer’s while addressing a Scottish player during the discussion of a recently concluded contract. T20 World Cup The 2022 fixture between Scotland and the West Indies will be played on October 17 (Monday).
A panel of former Pakistani cricketers, including Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, were seen discussing the role played by the Scottish player against the West Indies. Former Pakistani cricketer Younis tried to make an extremely insensitive joke by claiming that the players could be suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.
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Speaking in a panel discussion, the question was raised as to why Scottish players carried a piece of paper on the ground. While discussing the same, Waqar Younis said, “They may have an Alzheimer’s problem or dementia.” As soon as the former Pakistani bowler made this comment, the other members present at the discussion could be heard laughing.
#ThePavilion The panel guesses why Scotland players carry notes during the match.#ASportsHD #T20World Cup #PhirSe pic.twitter.com/ZVhqxBN5MW
— ASports (@asportstvpk) October 17, 2022
Shortly after, Wasim Akram made a racist comment, adding: “We can’t see Pooran. How can we see his name on the back of a shirt?” The panel was also heard laughing at Wasim’s comments about Pooran.
Talking about the match, Scotland batted first and posted a competitive total on the board thanks to batsman George Munsey hitting 66 of 53 balls, which included nine fours. In response, several West Indies batsmen, including Kyle Mayers, Brandon King and Evin Lewis, started at bat, but none of them were able to turn it into a big score.
As a result, the former T20 champions collapsed in 118 runs in 18.3 overs and handed Scotland a famous victory by 42 runs. Munsey was named player of the match for his excellent hitting.
In the meantime, here are some Twitter reactions to Younis’ statement.
These kind of videos should be played all over the world with translation to educate people about how racist and insensitive these guys are. They should never have international commentator concerts. grow up guys
— Kamran Zia (@kamranzia01) October 18, 2022
dementia jokes are not funny @whispering – do better.
— Salaar (@caniyaar) October 17, 2022
y’all are a disgrace
— BasitSnake (@BasitAli92) October 18, 2022
@whispering he should apologize for these embarrassing comments and make fun of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. None of the other 4 corrected him or called him.@wasimakramlive
— Justuju – ستجو (@justujuuu) October 17, 2022
Just have respect for Misbah out of these!
—Rage Sh (@Rabiasheikh7) October 18, 2022
@wasimakramlive When can we expect the apology?
– Oh-Oh San (@ahsanahm3d) October 18, 2022
Agree, it is unnecessary, especially in the air. Waqar has been living in Australia for a while and should know how these sensitive issues are handled.
— Kamran Ali (@Kam007_tweet) October 17, 2022
Waqar actually made the comment that the players might have Alzheimer’s or dementia, which is not good.
— 𝓓𝓪𝓷𝓲 (@Feemy82) October 18, 2022
An embarrassing fest, thanks to some pathetic attempts at being funny. Waqar cites possible dementia and Alzheimer’s as reasons for the bowler wearing a slip.
– Delin Machamada (@delin_machamada) October 18, 2022
This man passes racist comments and is known as a legend in Pakistan both @wasimakramlive @whispering.ek bol rha he pooran najar nahi ata, dusra kah rha he Alzheimer ya dimensia ki bimari.
Wah re legends..
— Mr. Sachin🇮🇳 (@imsachinyadav1) October 19, 2022