Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh is facing the heat once again on social media after an unintentional jibe at leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Yuvraj Singh made the comment during a video interview with his former India and IPL teammate Rohit Sharma.
The conversation had taken place around a month ago but hundreds of users on Twitter made it clear that they are still miffed with the comment. The users made the hashtag Yuvraj Singh Alopogise in Hindi one of the top trends of Tuesday morning. The hashtag #युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो has so far seen more than 20,000 tweets with users demanding an apology from the legendary batsman.
Last month, the World Cup-winner in one of his video interviews with India opener Rohit Sharma, called Chahal a ‘bhangi’ (a casteist remark) referring to the latter’s popular TikTok videos. The way Yuvraj Singh made the comment, it was clear that it was a light-hearted jibe.
Both he and Rohit laughed off the matter. However, the small clip from the conversation has made it’s way to social media with Twitter. And users are slamming Yuvraj Singh for the same in addition to asking him to issue an apology.
A number of cricketers have been having some laugh at the expense of Chahal’s activities on social media in recent times. The leg-spinner has been hogging all the attention with his dancing videos with models and family members. In recent times, the likes of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle have also made fun of his videos.
Here are some of the messages from users on Yuvraj Singh’s comment:
You have been one of my favorite batsmen out of all the cricketers till date, Yuvraj Singh but today I am very sad to know that Manuwadi worm thrives in your heart and brain too.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो pic.twitter.com/pKoMQscZma
— विकास भारतीय (@Vikasku34095495) June 2, 2020
जातिवाद के जहरीले लोग अपना जहर खुद निकालें तो बेहतर होगा।#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो
— Dr. Dilip Kumar Rana (@Dr_Dilip_Kumar) June 2, 2020
But at the same time, there were several users who pointed out that the former international was just having fun and did not mean to hurt anyone’s sentiments.
Here are some of those reactions:
This is really Radiculous they are team mates & we all will tease our friends with full rights in the same way @YUVSTRONG12 did. But just because he is Celebrity so all are trolling & Defaming him.
— That Old Monk (@Aghori_chilam) June 1, 2020