Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh drew a lot of flak on social media for lending support to former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s charity to aide fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. The duo had posted video message on Twitter, to show solidarity with Shahid Afridi’s foundation, for the fight they are putting up against the fatal virus.
“In these times, it’s important to be together,” Yuvraj said in a video he posted on social media while urging support to Shahid Afridi Foundation.
“The world is passing through extremely testing and unprecedented times.Let’s do our bit to help @SAfridiOfficial @SAFoundationN doing gr8 work plz join hands with them nd contribute what ever u can,” India spinner Harbhajan had said.
Their tweets had instantly drawn flak on social media with trolls coming up with different views in the crisis situation.
Inhumane to criticise them: Shoaib Akhtar
Pakistan pace legend Shoaib Akhtar has been quite vocal about his views on his YouTube channel. He reckons it was inhumane to criticise them as the fight is against the pandemic which has brought the world to a standstill and not against any country or religion.
“It was inhumane to criticise them. It is not about countries or religion at the moment, it is about humanity,” Akhtar said.
Grateful about love received from India: Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar has quite a fan following in India even though he belongs from the team of the arch-rivals. Akhtar, in a significant revelation also said, he used to contribute 30 per cent of his match fee to the low income staff who worked with him for the broadcasters’ team.
“I am forever grateful about the love I have received from the people of India. For the first time I am revealing this, whatever I used to earn from India, I made a significant amount there, thirty percent of it, I used to distribute among the low income staff who used to work with me in the TV,” he remembered.
“From drivers, runners to my security guys. I took care of a lot of people. I was like if am earning from this country, I have to help my colleagues also.”