Last two or three months in sports are all about players interacting on social media amid the CoViD-19 outbreak. A number of players have also find in quite interesting, talking with their mates and fans on ‘Instagram Live’ and other media platforms.
But, recently, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh initiated a new controversy by his vile comments in a recent Instagram session. The 38-year old has been under scanner for his ‘casteist’ comment on Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. The video clip of those comments soon went viral on the social media and the ace all-rounder has to face severe outrage and backlash from fans for his comments.
On Friday, Yuvraj posted a message on twitter, seeking a heartfelt apology from fans. He also clarified his take on the issue. Yuvraj has stated that he never believed in any kind of disparity and whatever happened was unintentional and he is extremely regretful for hurting the sentiments of people.
“This is to clarify that I have never believed in any kind of disparity, be it on the basis of caste, colour, creed or gender. I have given and continue to spend my life for the welfare of people. I believe in the dignity of life and respect each individual without exception,” Yuvraj said in a statement on Twitter.
“I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted. However, as a responsible Indian I want to say that if I have unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings, I would like to express regret for the same. My love for India and all its people is eternal,” Yuvraj wrote in his statement.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 5, 2020
In the 17-year career, Yuvraj played with plethora of Indian legends and arguably the best generation of Indian Cricket. After repeated omission from internationals, Yuvraj announced his retirement in 2019.