Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has finally come up with an apology after a police complaint was filed against him for his alleged casteist remark on the Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram live chat with the opener, Rohit Sharma. Yuvraj took to Twitter and apologized for “unintentionally hurting sentiments” of a particular society of people.
In his Twitter post, The southpaw wrote: “This is to clarify 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.”
He 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.”
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 5, 2020
On Thursday, a written complaint was given by Dalit rights activist and advocate Rajat Kalsan in which he demanded registration of an FIR against Yuvraj Singh. In April, Yuvraj had allegedly made a casteist remark towards Chahal during an Instagram live session with Rohit when Chahal’s name came up in their discussion.
Talking about Chahal’s TikTok videos, Yuvraj had said: “Yeh b***gi log ko kaam nahi hai yeh Yuzi aur isko (Kuldeep).” Rohit replied, “Yuzi ko dekha kya video daala hai apni family ke saath. Maine usko wahi bola ki apne baap ko nacha raha hai, pagal toh nahi hai tu.”
The short clip has gone viral on social media with ‘Yuvraj Singh maafi mango’ one of the leading trends on Twitter.