Yuvraj apologizes for unintentional racist comments
Controversy has erupted over a comment made by former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh during a live conversation on Instagram with Indian cricket team opener Rohit Sharma. The former stylish left-arm batsman of the Indian team apologized for hurting some people’s feelings ‘unintentionally’ in this situation.
In a live Instagram session with Rohit, Yuvraj allegedly made a racist remark about Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. The clip of his comment went viral on social media.
Yuvraj said in a tweet on Friday,
“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,” read his message.
“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.”
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 5, 2020
Haryana Police has already launched an investigation against Yuvraj over the remarks. Rajat Kalsan, a lawyer in Hansi, has lodged a complaint with the local police. According to his complaint, the 38-year old Yuvraj made racist remarks against Dalits. A complaint was lodged on May 2, said Hansi Superintendent of Police Lokendra Singh.
The incident sparked controversy in April. Yuvraj was discussing Chahal’s TikTok video with Rohit in a live session on Instagram. On India leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, Yuvraj said, “Yeh bhangi logo ko koi kaam nahi hai, Yuzi (Yuzvendra) ko.” Rohit was seen laughing when he heard about Yuvraj.
The short clip of the conversation was then shared on social media and Yuvraj demanded an apology. Yuvraj apologized in this regard.