A police complaint was filed against former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh in New Delhi for an alleged casteist remark made by the cricketer during a live session on a social media platform.
In an Instagram live session with his friend and colleague Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh made a remark against the Indian spin wizard Yuzvendra Chahal which didn’t go well with a section of people. In the interaction, he said,
“Ye b****I logon ko koi kaam nahi hai Yuzi ko… Yuzi ko dekha kaisa video daala (these people like Yuzi don’t have anything to do.. did you see what kind of video Yuzi shared)”.
For this, Rohit Sharma replied saying,
“Maine usko woi bola ki apne baap ko nacha raha hai tu pagal to nahi hai (I asked him has he gone mad that he is making his father dance).”
According to a report in Zee News, Rajat Kalsan has filed a complaint against Yuvraj Singh in Hansi in Hisar. Rajat Kalsan is an advocate and a Dalit rights activist. As per the Zee news report, the complainant has also demanded an arrest of Yuvraj Singh. He also accused Rohit Sharma of not expressing displeasure over the remarks made by Yuvraj in the interaction. The SP of Hansi, Lokendra Singh spoke to the media and informed that he has submitted the investigation to the Deputy Superintendent of Police of the city.
The clip went viral on all social media platforms as citizens were angry with the former cricketer. The hashtag #YuvrajMaafiMaango was also trended on social media.
Yuvraj Singh was recently involved in another controversy as he had donated to the charity of Pakistan player Shahid Afridi who was helping the needy during the lockdown in Pakistan. Yuvraj Singh was heavily criticized along with Harbhajan Singh who also contributed to the cause.
After Shahid Afridi’s remarks against Narendra Modi went viral, the two Indian cricketers took to Twitter and expressed their disappointment over the remark. Harbhajan Singh also denounced his friendship with Afridi. Yuvraj Singh had written,
“Really disappointed by @SAfridiOfficial’s comments on our Hon’ble PM @narendramodi Ji. As a responsible Indian who has played for the country, I will never accept such words. I made an appeal on your behest for the sake of humanity. But never again.”
Source: The Times of India