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Pakistanis using Bollywood memes to celebrate Waqar, Misbah exit—from DDLJ to Chup Chup Ke

Some in Pakistan accused the coaches of destroying Pakistan cricket by resigning at crucial time — just before #T20WorldCup.

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New Delhi: The exit of Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis as head coach and bowling coach, respectively, of the Pakistan cricket team has left the Pakistanis divided. While some are heartbroken as they now see the country’s chances of winning the upcoming T20 World Cup shattered, others are relieved, sharing DDLJ memes to celebrate the duo’s exit.

Some shared a clip from the Bollywood film Chup Chup Ke, hinting how Pakistani bowler Asif Ali will react to Misbah-ul-Haq’s resignation.

Another user wrote, “Misbah ul Haq and Waqar Younus are no more coach” with a meme saying, “Yeh to chamatkar ho gaya!”.

Blaming the former cricketers for “screwing Pakistan cricket”, a user shared a meme, yet again from a Rajpal Yadav movie.


Then, there were those who called the exit a publicity stunt.

Mourning their sudden departure, a Twitter user wrote: “After Amir and Wahab Retirement and Hasan injury, Misbah and Waqar Take the Charge and Started Building Our Test Side From Zero. Now Pakistan Test Team Looking Strong, A Lot of Hard Work Behind this and Dream of Winning WTC Gonna be Crashed”.

Several other Pakistanis blamed their exit on chief selector Mohammad Wasim, who, they claimed, came up with “a ridiculous team selection”, and didn’t give them the squad that they wanted for the World T20.

Australian Cricket blogger Denis Miswaq wrote, “Misbah and Waqar have resigned. Why? They didn’t get the squad that they wanted for the World T20. Welcome to Pakistan”.

There were many others who bashed the outgoing coaches for destroying the Pakistan cricket team.

One user said, “Again misbah and Waqar destroying Pakistan cricket. Just like they did till 2015 after their exit Pakistan won Champions trophy under the Captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmad whom they did not want to play in 2015 world cup and after they came back they sidelined Sarfaraz”.

Another accused them of “destroying Pakistan Cricket” by “resigning at crucial time — just before #T20WorldCup” and said that for them “personal interest is greater than country”.

A Twitter account justified slamming them for their sudden exit, saying they should have “cleared the air from their side”.

Explaining his exit, Misbah said: “I understand that the timing may not be ideal but I don’t think I am in the right frame of mind for the upcoming challenges and it makes sense for someone fresh to step in and take the side forward”.

Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq are likely to take their positions as interim coaches until the Pakistan Cricket Board finds someone suitable for the role.

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