Former India star Yuvraj Singh on Friday apologized for making a casteist remark against Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram chat with India opener Rohit Sharma. Giving clarification over his comment, Yuvraj said his statement against Chahal was misunderstood and expressed regret over ‘unintentionally’ hurting public sentiments. Also Read - Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav Resume Training Amid COVID-19 Pandemic | WATCH VIDEO
It was during one of the Instagram live sessions with Indian vice-captain Rohit that Yuvraj made the offensive comment about Chahal’s obsession with TikTok videos recently which went viral. The 38-year-old was criticized heavily across all social media platforms for his remark. Also Read - Amitabh Bachchan Tests Coronavirus Positive: Sachin Tendulkar to Yuvraj Singh, Indian Cricketers Pray For Big B's Speedy Recovery | SEE POSTS
In fact, an advocate from Hisar filed a police complaint against India’s twin World Cup hero, who was forced to issue an apology on his twitter page. Also Read - Sachin Tendulkar Gives His Views on DRS, Says If Ball Is Hitting The Stumps, It Should Be Given Out
“I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted. 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,” Yuvraj wrote.
The veteran of 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 40 Tests also clarified that he has “never believed” in any kind of discrimination.
“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 people.”
“I believe in the dignity of life and respect each individual without exception,” he said.
“My love for India and all its people is eternal,” he signed off.
Chahal, one of India’s premier spinners in white-ball cricket, has made quite a name for himself on the video-sharing social networking app TikTok.