Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh has distanced himself from his father Yograj Singh’s recent blasphemous speech. The batting legend, who is celebrating his 39th birthday on Saturday, took to Twitter to post a statement on the occasion where he spoke about the ongoing farmers protest and his father’s speech.
Yuvraj Singh’s statement against his father came after the latter’s abhorrent speech against Hindus at the farmer’s protest. Recently, videos had gone viral where Yograj was heard passing humiliating comments for Hindus in addition to making some extremely repugnant remarks against Hindu women.
“Their women were sold for two cents. When their women and daughters were abducted by people like Ahmed Shah Durrani and sold off, it was we Sikhs who saved them. These are the people who have betrayed us. This community has been slaves for thousands of years,” Yograj Singh had said.
Unsurprisingly, Yograj, who is known for his abusive and crass behaviour, is being slammed from several quarters for his speech. And Yuvraj Singh, who was being criticised too in the wake of the incident, has made it clear he has no connection with the speech.
Yuvraj Singh also announced that he wished for a speedy resolution of the ongoing conflict between farmers and the Central government. The former cricketer urged the citizens of India to continue to take necessary precautions against the Covid-19 virus and infection as our society continues to fight against the pandemic.
“Birthdays are an opportunity to fulfil a wish or desire and this birthday rather than celebrating I only wish and pray for a swift resolution of the ongoing talks between our farmers and our government,” Yuvraj Singh wrote in the statement.
“As a proud Indian, I am indeed saddened and upset by the statements made by Mr Yograj Singh. I wish to clarify that his remarks have been made in an individual capacity and my ideologies are not the same in any manner,” he added.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 11, 2020