Former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis was one of the greatest pacers during this era that began in 1989 and ended in 2003. Notably, he and Sachin Tendulkar made their Test debuts in the same game in Karachi. In the 87 Tests and 262 ODIs, he picked 373 and 416 wickets respectively. After his side surprisingly crashed out in the 2003 ODI World Cup in South Africa, he decided to hand his boots.
After a while, he took coaching jobs and became the coach of his national side. Whenever he becomes a coach in the team, a lot is expected from him given his resume on the field. However, his coaching stints with the Green Brigade have always been subject to criticism and controversies. Apparently, a lot of players have accused of him being based, especially the ones with whom he played before.
The latest one to join the ‘List’ is none other than Mohammad Amir. Although Amir and Waqar belong to different eras, they worked together twice in the national set-up. The first one was before the spot-fixing controversy and the second one right after Amir completed his ban after the said crime. Currently, both are no longer part of the Green Brigade in any capacity. Amir announced his retirement from international cricket.
On the other hand, Younis was asked to leave by the PCB while he was working as the bowling coach ahead of the 2021 20-20 World Cup. Meanwhile, Amir is currently working with the broadcast media house for the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022 and has spilled some ‘incriminating’ experiences of himself with Younis. In the chat, he spoke about an ODI game against Australia in 2010 at the Gabba.
The 2009 20-20 World Cup winner said that Younis scolded him even after bowling well. He also mentioned about the ‘Problematic’ behavior from Waqar inside the dressing room.
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Even 17 year old Mohammad Amir had issues with Waqar Younis it’s nothing new pic.twitter.com/nOadxLCQyo
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