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Australia cricketers take a dig at Waqar Younis after he suggests 30-over Women’s World Cup

Australian cricketers took a dig at former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis. Younis suggested to reduce the maximum overs in women's cricket. First Alyssa Healy replied to the comments made by Waqar, later Jess Jonassen too hit back at the former fast bowler.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: July 4, 2017 8:00:18 pm
Waqar Younis, Alyssa Healy, Indian Express Waqar Younis made a suggestion of haveing a 30 over World Cup for Women. (Source: Express Archive)

Australian cricketers took a dig at former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis for his suggestions to trim down Women’s World Cup. Younis made a suggestion of having a 30 over World Cup for Women.

Replying to this Australian player Alyssa Healy replied, “@waqyounis99 Haha so what you’re saying is that 530 runs in a 50 over game isn’t entertaining?! With two of the best innings anyone has seen…..”

Later, Australian cricketer Jess Jonassen later labelled his words as ‘misguided’ in a video generated by Cricket Network. “It was really interesting he said after one of the high scoring games in World Cup so far. 500 runs in two innings. Maybe a little bit misguided.ICC Women’s Championship paved way for a quite lot improvements in country around the world.”

Talking about the competition, Jonassen said that the tournament is getting really exciting.

“It’s something really exciting for us and everybody else. The gap is closing between the teams and they are all improving. This is no longer an easy game. The interests level have been going really up in the last 12-13 months.”

Indian and Australian male players have been supporting the Women’s World Cup 2017 on social media and the Australian player thanked the cricketers for the same.

“A lot of Indian men following the quest and the Aussie boys too. They have been sending messages of supports. For us that is really special,” she said.

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