Sri Lankan women cricketer Sripali Weerakkody criticised former Pakistani speedster Waqar Younis for suggesting to reduce duration of women’s cricket form 50 overs to 30 overs to attract more audience. Waqar Younis this comments came during the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup in England. Waqar compared the women’s cricket with a game of tennis where the females play a 3 set game while the men battle it out for 5 sets.
Waqar Younis, who represented Pakistan in 87 Tests and 262 One Day International (ODI) matches, wrote on Twitter: “ @ICC What abt having 30 overs Cricket World Cup 4 Women???Like Tennis 3 sets rather then 5 #Suggestion I feel 50 overs r few 2many #WWCUP17.”
Waqar’s this suggestion did not go down well with the Sri Lankan cricketer Sripali Weerakkody who claimed that their inform batswoman Chamari Athapaththu, who recently scored 178 (not out) against Australia in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup, can smash him for a six any day of the week.
Sripali Weerakkody took to her Twitter handle to express her views. She wrote: “I challenge you to bowl to Athapaththu @waqyounis99 she will hit you for six any day of the week.”
Meanwhile on July 2, England women cricket team thrashed Sri Lankan team by by seven wickets. Batting first, Sri Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals and could only crawl their way to a paltry 204/8 in their 50 overs.
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) June 29, 2017
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) June 30, 2017