Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has come under severe criticism after his decision to support the Shahid Afridi Foundation to fight against COVID-19.
Yuvraj’s decision to help Shahid Afridi came after Harbhajan Singh, who had requested his fans to make donations to the former Pakistan captain’s foundation. Harbhajan had tagged Yuvraj, Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar, requesting them to spread the awareness.
In his recent post on Twitter, Yuvraj wrote: “These are testing times, it’s time to lookout for each other specially the ones who are lesser fortunate. Lets do our bit, I am supporting @SAfridiOfficial & @SAFoundationN in this noble initiative of covid19. Pls donate on http://donatekarona.com #StayHome @harbhajan_singh.”
These are testing times, it’s time to lookout for each other specially the ones who are lesser fortunate. Lets do our bit, I am supporting @SAfridiOfficial & @SAFoundationN in this noble initiative of covid19. Pls donate on https://t.co/yHtpolQbMx #StayHome @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/HfKPABZ6Wh
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 31, 2020
However, Yuvi’s tweet didn’t go well with Indian fans, who lambasted him for supporting Shahid Afridi’s foundation. The primary reason behind this was Afridi’s past remarks about India, which had enraged many Indian fans in the past.
Considering the stern relations between the neighbouring countries, netizens were furious at Yuvraj for extending support to Afridi and his foundation, along with urging fans to donate to the same.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Not done! He runs propaganda against India and is one of the most hateful Pakistani celeb and you are supporting him? @harbhajan_singh
— विकास पांडेय (@MODIfiedVikas) March 31, 2020
Really? Why should we support that country who don't even give ration to Hindus and Christians, in this trying time. Rather look after your countrymen than those sick minded people.https://t.co/3FLNAtol61
— L U C I F E R 😈 (@luciferDdevil1) March 31, 2020
Humanity? Where is their humanity while they are denying basic necessities to Hindus. Denying basic facilities on religious basis isn't inhumane for you?
— Mahima Dhingra🇮🇳 (@dhingramahima9) March 31, 2020
Kyu apne desh ke relief accounts me paise nahi transfer ho pa rahe kya tumse??
— Aarohi Tripathy 🇮🇳 (@aarohi_vns) March 31, 2020
Ask him to take care of Hindus too who live in Pakistan without any discrimination 🙏🙏
— Bhaskar ಭಾಸ್ಕರ್🇮🇳 (@Bhaskarsri) March 31, 2020
Donate to Shahid Afridi foundation?? Thik toh ho paaji?
— Krishna Khattar (@Itskrishna_k) March 31, 2020
— rajnish kumar (@raatkadevta) March 31, 2020
So sorry and shameful to feel that i used to be your fan .. 🙁
— Aparna // Boringism Stan 💘 (@AppeFizzz) March 31, 2020
Shame on you
— माधुरी बोरसे (@MadhuriBorse1) March 31, 2020
थोड़ी तो शर्म कर लो.. 135 करोड़ लोगों के भारत में गरीब , जरूरतमंद कम है क्या ? ? इतना ही प्यार आ रहा पाकिस्तान पर तो अपनी सारी जायदाद दान कर दो अफरीदी को ।
— Ashish (@2Retarekar) March 31, 2020