Former Pakistan great, Waqar Younis was shocked with the incident happened in Cape Town Test between Australia and South Africa. Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera trying to tamper with the cricket ball ot gain an unfair advantage to his team.
He pulled out a tape from his pocket and was caught rubbing it on the ball on day three of the third Test on Saturday.
The scandal ignited an outrage on social media and former cricketers criticized both, Bancroft and Australian skipper Steve Smith, who later admitted he was aware of it.
Waqar asked to investigate for previous Australian matches too, as he doubts they might have done this before. “Don’t tell me this is happening for the first time,,,,is it ?????? We might have to dig out some old footage ????,” Waqar wrote.
Don’t tell me this is happening for the first time,,,,is it ?????? We might have to dig out some old footage 🤫 pic.twitter.com/wnk0Qvml3Q
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) March 25, 2018
However, Twitter targetted Waqar Younis and replied with pictures of ball tampering incident of Waqar against Sri Lanka in 2000.
18 years ago, Younis had become the first player to be suspended for ball-tampering when match referee John Reid banned him from playing against Sri Lanka in the middle of the triangular series that also involved South Africa.
Here is how Twitteratis made a tough day for Waqar on social media:
Ah well, my dear sir, you've to be a bit careful now.. 👇 pic.twitter.com/akmlpyRw0j
— Moinak Das (@iMD_84) March 25, 2018
Waqar tusi v great oooo qsmyyy pic.twitter.com/EB1Ksc6F2l
— Abdul Raheem Abbasi (@AbassiRaheem) March 25, 2018
Sir @waqyounis99 your tweet is getting embarrassing response, please delete it
— AliAzher (@AIiAzher) March 25, 2018
— AK (@akvl7) March 25, 2018
Hahah in your time there was not that many cameras so you guys are safe 🙂
— Fahad Masood (@fahd_masood) March 25, 2018
— Nabeel Chaudhry (@chaudhry_nabeel) March 25, 2018
Ummmm OK pic.twitter.com/FxXlLoTIWD
— خانزادی (@CuteKoji) March 25, 2018
But still pakistani players will be legends in ball tampering. pic.twitter.com/s1SzaxAMvI
— Sid (@theesmaarkhan) March 25, 2018
I agree. pic.twitter.com/QWDMLO5XUr
— Ray (@RayhanTweets) March 25, 2018