Najam Sethi is known for his excellent work in journalism and for his strong opinions about the asymmetries in the political system of Pakistan. His bold political opinions and aggressive writing skills usually catapult him onto the centre stage. This is what has happened again, another Twitter feud has become inevitable as Waqar Younis has just responded to Sethi’s bold confession.
So recently a video of Najam Sethi being interviewed regarding his opinion on Pakistani cricket has surfaced on social media
In the video, he talked about the internal politics of Pakistan Cricket Board. He pointed out a few issues in Pakistani cricket which included the presence of lobbies and Lahore-Karachi rift.
Towards the end of the video, He accused Waqar Younis (former coach of Pakistani Cricket Team) of being a bad coach
He further said that despite opposition from several people, Sethi appointed Waqar Younis but unfortunately Waqar’s performance was not satisfactory.
Waqar couldn’t really hold back and responded back with a retort of his own. He misinterpreted that he was being called a sifarshi tola
He asserted that Sethi sahib kuch bhe boltay rehtay hain and advised Najam Sethi to stick to his dirty politics.
Safaarshii tola 😂🤣😂 Look who’s talking..Kamal karta ho aap be @najamsethi sb..Kuch be bolta rahta ho #Dabang of @pcb Your days in cricket are well over dear..Stick to your dirty politics. pic.twitter.com/tkHrkHvkHg
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) December 3, 2018
Overall, people were not happy by the response by Waqar Younis
Waqar Younis was a legandary bowler, but probably the worst coach that Pakistani team had, Najam Sethi is correct here.
— TheLostMarketer (@FarazMir82) December 3, 2018
They acknowledged the efforts made by Najam Sethi for cricket in Pakistan
Waqar , we respect you as a hero but Mr. Najam Sethi has done wonders for Pakistan Cricket,He is the man behind PSL and made it a huge success,He is the man who brought cricket back in Pakistan and remember things changes quickly in Pakistan so never close doors by abusing….
— Abbas Malik (@AbbasMalik13) December 3, 2018
People accused Waqar of ruining the career of several cricketers
You ruined team culture… You played with the careers of Abdul Razzaaq, Shoaib Akhtar and many others…
— Muhammad Obaidullah (@Muhamma06373548) December 3, 2018
They also said that Waqar was responsible for destroying the cricket culture in Pakistan
Look who is talking to whom. Waqar destroyed our cricket being captain and being coach twice while najam put us on track. Waqar wish you had any shame for what you did with us. three players under you were found guilty of corruption. you groomed none youngster.
— Muhammad Munib (@MunibSarfraz) December 3, 2018
A lot of them said that Waqar was a proven match fixer and has no right to point fingers on others
Look who's pointing finger on others. Proven match fixer. Recommend not to hold any official position in Pakistan's cricket and today because of this dirty politics ex physco cricketer is PM and running the country like heading the team of 11 gamblers 😂😂😂
— Muddy (@Muddasar78) December 3, 2018
People appreciated Najam Sethi for his ‘valuable’ opinion
Najam Sethi is spot on!
Handful of people with a meaningful contribution to the country!
Vicky bhai heed your own advice, and stay out of ‘dirty politics’ that you’re furthering through this tweet.
— Haider (@Ha1d3r1) December 3, 2018
On the contrary, fans of Waqar Younis urged him to not get involved in Sethi’s dirty games…
Choray Waqar Bhai; don't need to stoop to his level. You're a legend of the game and will be an eternal fav for us true cricket fans. Daffa karay Sethi jessay logo ko… keep your dignity intact instead of getting involved in a mud slinging game with the Sethis
— OAK (@OAK1857) December 3, 2018
… and appreciated Waqar for responding
Well said Waqar bhai… 👍🏻🤣
— Faisal Iqbal🏏🇵🇰 (@FaisalIqbalCric) December 3, 2018
A few tried to clarify to Waqar bhai that Sethi sahib didn’t mention him as sifarshi tola
Vicky bhai on fire! Btw he is calling the people in cricket committee 'sifaarshii tola' not you.
— Muhammad Faiq (@Faiq1831) December 3, 2018
Btw, Waqar accidentally tagged the ‘wrong’ PCB account and that person responded by asking him to mention the ‘real PCB’
Please do not call to me, you’ve wrong mentions to me. Please mention to @TheRealPCB
— ぱんかれ(pumpCurry) 🎃🍛12/31月-西か46a (@pcb) December 3, 2018
So, what do you think about this twitter clash? And do you think Najam Sethi will respond to this entire thing? Let us know in the comments below.