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Waqar Younis issues apology for cutting Wasim Akram's birthday cake during Ramzan

The celebration happened during the second Test match between England and Pakistan in Headingley.

Written by: Aditya Chauhan , New Delhi [ Updated: June 05, 2018 10:45 IST ]
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Ramiz Raja, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis has apologised to fans for cutting a cake on Wasim Akram's birthday during the holy month of Ramzan. Waqar's bowling partner and former teammate Wasim Akram turned 52 on Sunday. Waqar along with Ramiz Raja, celebrated Akram's birthday by cutting a cake on the sidelines of the second Test between England and Pakistan at Headingley.

However, the whole celebration incident didn't go down well with the fans or followers around the world who deemed it disrespectful and against the faith. The legendary bowling duo received a lot of flak on social media for cutting a cake.

Thereafter, Waqar took to Twitter to apologise on his official Twitter handle, he tweeted, "Apologise to everyone for cutting cake on Waseem Bhai's birthday yesterday. We should have respected Ramadan and the people who were fasting ????. It was a poor act on our behalf #SORRY."

As far as the series between England and Pakistan is concerned, the hosts made a fantastic turnaround and defeated Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs in the second Test.

England completed their victory inside three days, and levelled the two-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first Test at Lord's by nine wickets.

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