Waqar Younis quits social media after a brief embarrassment

Last Modified Friday, 29 May 2020 (21:41 IST)
Islamabad: Former cricketer on Friday clarified that his Twitter account was hacked and the hacker liked an obscene video from his official handle and announced that he will delete all his social media accounts.
The cricketer also said that this was not the first time that his social media account has been hacked and in order to maintain his family's reputation and integrity, he will delete all his social media accounts.Waqar Younis released a personal video in the morning today and mentioned the whole incident. 
 
''Today I have to say with great regret that when I woke up this morning, someone hacked my Twitter account and liked grossly inferior videos from my account. So it is a matter of great shame, it is a matter of great regret and discomfort, '' the former Pakistan captain and coach said in the video.
 
''For me and my family too. I used to think that social media or Twitter is a way of interacting with people. But unfortunately this man ruined everything. By the way, the hacker has not done this for the first time. I have had an account hack three or four times.
 
I do not think this man is going to stop, so I have decided that I will not come on social media after today. I love my family more. You will not see me on social media after today. I am sorry if this hurts anyone, " he said.
 
Waqar Younis was one part of a great opening bowling duo along side the great Wasim Akram. He picked up 373 wickets in 87 Tests and 416 wickets in 262 ODIs for Pakistan.(UNI)