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Yuvraj Singh clears ‘casteist’ comment controversy, says he was misunderstood

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Of late, cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been making the news for all the wrong reasons. From aiding a charity run by Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi to even passing uncalled comments at his teammates (‘the one he passed over Yuzvendra Chahal’s social media post), Yuvraj and controversy seem to be hand in gloves. However, Yuvraj finally decided to open up and clear himself from what he feels is a clear case of misunderstanding.

Recently, in a video released on social media, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma can be seen engaged in some friendly banter. Part of their convo, they take a dig at Chahal’s video in which he’s seen dancing away with his family. Yuvraj had remarked, “Yeh b***gi log ko kaam nahi hai yeh Yuzi aur isko (Kuldeep).” To which Sharma further added – 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,” infuriating fans. Thereafter, it has been controversy all over, angered fans asking Yuvraj for a public apology, some questioning his upbringings, few even went on to file a police complaint against the left-hander.

With time running and fans adding pressure for his arrest, Yuvraj finally came out and spoke about the comment he’d made. He claimed that his comment was completely misunderstood and it was not intended to cause hurt to anyone’s feelings. “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 the people. I believe in dignity of life and respect each individual without any exception. I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted”, Yuvraj clarified.

On a lighter note, Yuvraj further added, ““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, he wrote in his tweet.” So yes, its up to the fans now ….’apology’ accepted? or Yuvraj’s just got away with it.

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