Waqar Younis announces to quit social media after hacking incident

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Karachi: Pakistan men’s team bowling coach Waqar Younis on Friday, has announced to quit social media after an obscene video was liked from his verified Twitter account.

Waqar claimed that his account was hacked in a video and said that he will never be seen again on social media. He also said that this is not the first time that his social media account has been hacked.

“Today I have to say with great regret that when I woke up this morning, someone hacked my Twitter account and liked obscene videos from my account,” Waqar said.

“It is a matter of great shame, regret, and discomfort. For me and my family too. I used to think that social media or Twitter is a way of interacting with family and friends,” he added.

“I have had an account hacked three or four times. I don’t think this man is going to stop now, so after today, I have decided that I will not come on social media. I love my family more and are very dear to me. I am sorry if this hurts anyone,” he maintained.

It must be noted that the 48-year-old is quite active on Twitter and also interact with his fans. He has 1.7 million followers.

It is not the first time cricketers’ accounts have been hacked. Earlier this year, former Australian batsman Darren Lehmann quit social media after his account was hacked while he was busy with coaching duty for Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League.

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