Gujarat Titans player Yash Dhayal becomes a trend on social media right after his Instagram story. Dayal posted an Instagram story on ‘Love Jihad’ on his profile. The post had been deleted but not before its screenshot was widely shared on social media, with many on the platforms slamming him for spreading “hate speech”.
Yash Dayal’s Controversial Instagram Story
In the morning, a cartoon, vilifying a particular community, was posted from his Insta account but later deleted with an apology.
In the evening, through a statement from the PR team of Gujarat Titans, Dayal claimed that he has filed a complaint with Instagram authorities that his official handle has been compromised.
Dayal’s story was on ‘Love Jihad’ on his Insta profile. In a second story, there was also an apology from him regarding the matter. But the pacer now in an official statement has made it all clear that both these posts weren’t from him and someone else has hacked his account. He also added that he respects all communities and the stories shared from his profile are not his true beliefs.
“There were two stories posted on my Insta handle today — both of which weren’t done by me. I have reported the matter to authorities as I believe my account is being accessed by someone else and used for posting. I am trying to regain full control of my Instagram account. I respect all communities and the picture shared today does not reveal my true beliefs,” the statement shared with the media said.
In the 2023 IPL, Dayal played only 5 matches and took 2 wickets with an economy of 10.02. He became the talk of the town, when Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rinku Singh smashed him for 5 consecutive sixes, in a match, which the Titans lost in the final over.
After the hammering, he didn’t feature in majority of the matches as he fell ill. Captain Hardik Pandya also revealed that he even lost 7-8 kilos following that KKR match. Dayal’s side reached the final for the second consecutive time, but lost against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings.
Dayal, who plays Ranji Trophy for Uttar Pradesh, also played for India A last year.