Shaheen Shah Afridi thanked Misbah Ul Haq and Waqar Younis for their services as head coach and bowling coach, respectively for Pakistan. The duo resigned from their respective positions on the same day when Pakistan announced their 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup. Pakistan seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi showered praise on Waqar Younis for being the guiding light in his career.
Afridi took to Twitter to post a message of gratitude for both of them. He also labelled the former Pakistan seamer as the best coach he has got so far.
“Thank you @captainmisbahpk for your services as the head coach of Pakistan. @waqyounis99 bhai, you are the best coach I have got so far. Thank you for teaching me with patience and love. I am grateful to you for those precious lessons. #Teacher #Respect.”
Waqar Younis also responded to Twitter, while calling Shaheen Afridi a champion bowler.
“Thank you @iShaheenAfridi. You are a champion. Always be the fighter you are. Your aggression, competitive nature and love for the game makes you a complete package. May you continue to shine for Pakistan. No one would be happier than me if I see you touching the sky #TheEagle,” Waqar Younis wrote in his reply to Afridi.
Misbah Ul-Haq and Waqar Younis’s resignation just after the announcement of the 15-man World Cup raised a lot of eyebrows. Misbah Ul Haq, however, stated that constantly living in the bio-bubble and staying away from his family for too long led him to take that decision. Waqar Younis, on the other hand, had the opinion that was no point in working as a head coach after Misbah Ul Haq decided to resign from the post.