It seems that former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is fast becoming controversy’s favourite child. A few days ago, Yuvraj was slammed day and night on social media for donating money to ex-Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi’s NGO. The Punjab lad was even labelled as an anti-nationalist by many netizens.
And now Yuvi has landed himself in another controversy for mocking Team India leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal.
The clip, which has gone viral on the internet is actually a snippet from Yuvraj and Rohit Sharma’s Instagram live session. In the video, Yuvraj can be heard calling Chahal a ‘b***gi’ for making TikTok videos.
Rohit also made fun of Chahal for making his father dance. “Yeh b***gi log ko kaam nahi hai yeh Yuzi aur isko (Kuldeep),” says Yuvraj. To which, Rohit adds, “Yuzi ko dekha kya video daala hai apni family ke saath. Maine usko wahi bola ki apne baap ko nacha raha hai, pagal toh nahi hai tu.”
The duo then starts laughing. While Yuvraj did not make the remark intentionally, the netizens are extremely enraged with the former all-rounder and want him to apologise to Yuzvendra.
Here are some of the tweets:
I'm feeling really very bad
He shall be apologized for his mistake
It doesn't matter who is he,
Law should be equal to all.
Discrimination on basis of
language are prohibited#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो pic.twitter.com/L3taupoNtY
— Monu Bharati (@MonuBharati2) June 2, 2020
Hey @YUVSTRONG12 , is this your upbringing to use castiest abusive word Bh***i ? And laugh at it? What if your kids also learn this?
Hey @ImRo45 , you laughed at it when Yuvi says it? Shame on you both.
— Ravi Ratan (@scribe_it) June 1, 2020
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
#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो Many people oppose racism in America, but support casteism in India. In America, they want American people to treat Indians well. But in the country, they do not treat Dalits and backwards well.
— Kirti💞 (@alokkirti1990) June 1, 2020
Strict measures should be taken against all who use casteist slurs including the recent case of Yuvraj. Demeaning the Valmiki Samaj through derogatory use of "bhangi" is yet another instance showing how blind do people remain with their caste privilege. #युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो
— Damni Kain (@DamniKain) June 2, 2020
— Bhushan Ghongade (@bhush0417) June 1, 2020