Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been embroiled in a controversy after a video clip of his conversation with Team India opener Rohit Sharma went viral on social media. In the video, the all-rounder can be allegedly heard making casteist remark on leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
The incident took place in April when Yuvraj had gone live on Instagram with the Hitman and the duo were discussing Chahal’s TikTok videos.
While talking about Chahal’s TikTok obsession, Yuvi casually made a casteist slur and now the small clip of the conversation has got netizens offended. While Rohit was laughing and pulling Chahal’s leg, Yuvraj used the term leading to an outrage on social media over his poor choice of words.
On Tuesday morning, #YuvrajSinghMaafiMaango (#YuvrajSinghApologise) started trending on Twitter.
I’m feeling really very bad
He shall be apologized for his mistake
It doesn’t matter who is he,
Law should be equal to all.
Discrimination on basis of
language are prohibited#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो pic.twitter.com/L3taupoNtY
— Monu Bharati (@MonuBharati2) June 2, 2020
Yuvraj Singh’s thinking is very poor. It has used very derogatory words. How long will Dalits have to face such mental oppression.#जय_भीम#युवराज_सिंह_शर्म_करो#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो pic.twitter.com/LPaSlDsraO
— Mahendra Barola (@mahendra_barola) June 2, 2020
Indian Cricketers Gets in Controversy for Supporting Shahid Afridi
Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have unleashed a social media storm by backing former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi‘s foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The two countries are bitter rivals and the move touched a raw nerve in India.
Afridi’s appeal for donations to help people affected by the deadly virus in Pakistan has had overwhelming support from leading cricketers. Harbhajan urged people to contribute in a video message, and called on other cricketers in the two countries to make similar appeals.