Legendary Pakistan speedster and former head coach Waqar Younis vowed to leave social media after his Twitter account was allegedly hacked on Thursday.
Waqar, who famously formed a formidable bowling pair with legendary pacer Wasim Akram during his international career made it clear that he will not use social media platforms after someone hacked his Twitter account and liked an obscene video to jeopardise his reputation in public.
The Multan-born pacer faced the wrath of the Twitterati as he was trolled on social media after the hacker started to like a series of obscene videos from his account to invite severe criticism.
“This Waqar Younis guy needs to learn the correct way of using Twitter,” one user wrote.
“Please don’t check Waqar younis Twitter likes section. Thank you..,” another user wrote on the Social media site after Waqar Younis became a trending topic on Twitter but for all the wrong reasons.
Expressing sheer disappointment, Waqar claimed that it wasn’t the first time that a hacker had attempted to tarnish his reputation. The pace great posted a video message to address the situation before leaving Social Media.
“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,” Waqar said in the video
“It is a matter of great shame, it is a matter of great regret and discomfort. 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,” he added.
Waqar Younis is not the first former cricketer whose social media account was compromised and became a major topic of discussion on the microblogging site. Former Australia head coach Darren Lehmann had also quit social media after his account was hacked during his coaching stint in the Big Bash League (BBL).