Waqar Younis quits social media after hacker likes obscene video from his account

His account had been hacked earlier, too

(File) Waqar Younis | Reuters (File) Waqar Younis | Reuters

Former Pakistan pace legend Waqar Younis took to Twitter earlier today to inform his followers that he will be quitting social media after his account was hacked and an obscene video was liked from his account.

“Today, I have to say with deep regret that when I woke up this morning, someone hacked my Twitter and liked an obscene video from my account,” Younis said in a video he posted on Twitter.

He took to the social media to issue the statement after several users criticised him for liking the obscene video. His account had been hacked earlier, too.

“It is a shameful, regretful and painful thing for me and for my family,” Younis said. “I used to think that social media is a platform to interact with your loved ones and people but unfortunately this is not the first time this man has done it (hacked my account) and it looks like he won't stop so I have decided to distance myself from social media from today onward.”

The 48-year-old said that he will not use social media again, and apologised to his fans for his decision.

"For me, my family is more important and you will not see on social media after today. I'm sorry if anyone is hurt by this."

Younis, who was part of the fearsome Pakistani pace attack, picked up 373 wickets in 87 Tests and 416 wickets in 262 ODIs.

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