Despite their below par performances in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, the Pakistan team often makes noise off the field to entertain their fans. According to the latest development, former Pakistan cricketer Waqar Younis has hit the headlines. After Pakistan’s defeat to Australia, Waqar met Aaron Finch and Shane Watson for a post-match interview. The former Australian duo came together smiling, but then Waqar made a controversial comment moments later: “I’m half Australian.
After hearing this comment from Waqar, both the former Australian players were shocked. Waqar is reportedly married to Pakistani-Australian doctor Faryal and the family lives Down Under in Cattle Hill, New South Wales. The couple has three children. Currently, the former Pakistani cricketer is in India as part of the World Cup broadcasters team.
Waqar’s controversial remark was not well received by most Pakistani fans as one of them commented saying, “You are the first Pakistani who always remembers this. Another said: “Even though you may have acquired Australian citizenship Waqar Bhai, you represent Pakistan on the broadcast panel.
Talking about the match between Australia and Pakistan, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. Australia’s opening duo of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh eventually added 259 runs for the first wicket. Marsh departed for 121 while Warner made 163. As a result, Australia posted a mammoth score of 367 and later bowled out Pakistan for just 305.
Babar Azam’s next assignment is against Afghanistan in Chennai on October 23 and they will be looking to regain their winning momentum if they see a place in the knockout stages.
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