Former Pakistan cricketer Waqar Younis who played the role of mentor of Sylhet Sixers in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has revealed that he loves Bangladesh. After the match against Comilla Victorians on Wednesday, Sylhet Sixers’ journey has come to an end as they are knocked out from the tournament.[বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশ আমার দ্বিতীয় বাড়ি: ওয়াকার]
During a recent interview with country’s one of the popular website, Waqar said: “I have good and bad memories in Bangladesh. I have good memories of playing here too. I have great memories in Dhaka. Dhaka is an excellent city for me. Apart from here, I have spent good times in Sylhet, Khulna and Chittagong too. Bangladesh is like my home after Pakistan. I have so many good memories that I don’t want to mention any particular memory.
Not only good memories, Waqar also said about his bad memories: “I have some bad memories here as well. Pakistan have been whitewashed here by Bangladesh. On that time, I was Pakistan’s head coach. So its a very painful memory.”
Waqar also admited that Bangladesh were the deserving team: “In one word, Bangladesh played excellent cricket in that time. They played better cricket than us as a team. I hope that Bangladesh will progress more day by day.”
When asked if the former Pakistan pacer is interested to take the coaching role of Bangladesh: “To be honest, I don’t know what I will do if I get the proposal. I am spending good time where I am now. I work as a coach in some teams, I do commentary too, I am roaming around the cricket world.”