It seems that former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is fast becoming controversy's favourite child. Few days ago, Yuvraj was slammed by many on social meida for donating money to Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi's NGO and he was labelled as an anti-nationalist by many netizens.
And now Yuvraj has landed himself in another controversy for mocking cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal for making TikTok videos with his family and for unintentionally making a casteist remark on the leg-spinner. The former India all-rounder made the controversial comment while on Instagram live with Rohit Sharma.
The clip, which has now gone viral is actually a snippet from Yuvraj and Rohit's Instagram live session in April. In the video, Yuvraj can be heard calling Chahal a 'b***gi' for making such videos. Rohit also made fun of Chahal for making his father dance. "Yeh b***gi log ko kaam nahi hai yeh Yuzi aur isko (Kuldeep)," says Yuvraj. To which, Rohit adds, "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 duo then starts laughing. While Yuvraj did not seems to be making the remark intentionally, the netizens are extremely enraged with Yuvraj and want him to apologise to Yuzvendra.
Here are some of the tweets:
I respect Yuvraj very much in terms
But today i am shocked
How did such a big man think like this.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो
— Ayushi Ambedkar (@ayushi_ambedkar) June 1, 2020
I am biggest fan of you @YUVSTRONG12 sir but you have hurts the sentiments of a particular community (SC/ST) . You are also a human being u can also make mistakes but there is nothing wrong in saying sorry.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो
— Dr.Jyoti Meena (@JyotiM_Dr) June 1, 2020
Hey @YUVSTRONG12 , is this your upbringing to use castiest abusive word Bh***i ? And laugh at it? What if your kids also learn this?
Hey @ImRo45 , you laughed at it when Yuvi says it? Shame on you both.
— Ravi Ratan (@scribe_it) June 1, 2020
We Respect you @YUVSTRONG12 and everyday as a good human as a great cricketer but what you have said is really not acceptable.
It's time for you to walk outside and apologize for this mistake.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो
— Prerit Singh (@PreritSingh13) June 2, 2020
For his part, Yuvraj Singh is yet to respond to the raging controversy.