The sudden growth of social media has taken everyone by surprise, all around the world. Many people are finding it hard to catch up to the sudden spurt. Older people, in particular, who haven’t grown up with social media have a little bit of a harder time. We’ve all seen our parents or uncles and aunties send wrong messages or photos in family WhatsApp groups or post TMI updates on Facebook. They’re also disproportionately more likely to also get scammed or hacked online. Something similar happened with former Pakistan cricket captain Waqar Younis.
Last night Waqar Younis appeared to have liked a very… umm… adult tweet
The Twitter account of former cricketer Waqar Younis showed an adult tweet depicting a black man and a white woman in an intimate video.
As soon as people noticed it, they couldn’t help but wonder about Waqar Younis’ accidental slip up
— The Economist (@eco_comics) May 28, 2020
— Official Phupho (@OfficialPhupho) May 29, 2020
This Waqar Younis guy needs to learn the correct way of using Twitter 🤦🏻♂️
— Madhur (@ThePlacardGuy) May 28, 2020
Others wondered why Waqar Younis had suddenly become a top trend on social media in the middle of a pandemic
— Ghania Khalid (@GhaniaKhalid1) May 28, 2020
Of course, many couldn’t help but joke about what they thought was the cricketer’s interesting social media activity
— Rishi Singh.. (@_silvershades) May 29, 2020
— STAY AT HOME "Le Tadkamarkey" (@Aneelgs) May 29, 2020
— Bilal.Xyed (@BilalXyed4) May 29, 2020
Some even wondered if Waqar Younis could be hacked
— Ahmer Bilal (@Bilalwriter83) May 29, 2020
There was no comment from the cricketer all night so everyone thought it might be legit but then this morning Waqar bhai himself made an official statement
He addressed the video that was liked through his Twitter account and said that some “Allah ka banda” had hacked his Twitter. He also said that this isn’t the first time such a thing has happened and that due to this repeated hacking and due to the fact that he is looking to protect his family he would be quitting social media for the foreseeable future.
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) May 29, 2020
Sadly, Pakistanis are finding it hard to believe the reasoning given by Waqar bhai in his video about the hacking
People were of the opinion that he may be trying to cover up for accidentally having liked the tweet without realizing that it was his public social media account. They also said that quitting was an overreaction because the incident wasn’t even that big a deal.
Why would someone hack an entire account just to like a tweet when they could do so much worse? Watching porn is completely normal. Waqar should have owned up to it instead of quitting twitter. Poor guy! #Cricket https://t.co/N48qgasbqx
— Daniel Alexander Parody (@Daniel86criket) May 29, 2020
— . (@PsychedSam) May 29, 2020
So many people refused to believe the statement
No one claimed….! You did it. Once someone hack any account they show their name because it's very hard to access any account it's take much time https://t.co/AiGUR1PXVl
— TEAM 324 🇵🇰 (@ciphar_army) May 29, 2020
While others, like comedian Ali Gul Pir, defended the cricketer
Leave him alone! We all have uncles who do not know how to use “the social media” and they make mistakes. Plus most of you watch porn or objectionable shit in private then disown people who get caught. Hypocrites! #YouNeedPeopleLikeMe #SoYouCanPointAndSayThatsTheBadGuy https://t.co/it0Qoyp6Ph
— Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) May 29, 2020
Whether or not Waqar bhai got hacked or accidentally liked the adult tweet himself, we might never know. At the same time, we’re in the middle of a damn pandemic and everyone needs some way to cope with these truly unprecedented times so mayeb just live and let live. Cheer up Waqar bhai, don’t leave social media for something that we all might be guilty of doing in private.
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