After receiving severe backlash on social media for a comment made on spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, the former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has issued a clarification on Friday. Yuvraj Singh and team India’s current ODI and T20I vice-captain Rohit Sharma had made light of Yuzi’s antics on social media platforms during an Instagram Live session last month. But one of the Yuvraj words used when referring to Chahal did not go too well and a furor on social media followed.
In a statement posted on his official Twitter handle, Yuvraj expressed regret for the same. He said, “If I have unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings”, adding that his “love for India and all its people is eternal.”
The statement read, “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.”
The statement further added, “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.”
Some reports suggest that a police complaint was filed the former India all-rounder in Hansi Police Station of Hisar district, Haryana for his alleged casteist comments for Yuzvi. The complaint was filed by a Dalit rights activist and advocate Rajat Kalsan in which he has demanded registration on an FIR against Yuvraj Singh.