Yuvraj Singh took to his Instagram handle to clear his views on his tweet for which he faced criticism from some of the Indian fans for extending support for Shahid Afridi’s foundation in the fight against Coronavirus.
Yuvraj Singh had appealed his fans to support the former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s foundation in the fight against the novel Coronavirus Pandemic. He said in a post on his Instagram handle, “I don’t understand how a message to help the neediest people who are seriously affected by this ongoing situation can receive criticism from others! All I did to achieve from that message was to help people in our respective countries by providing healthcare and my intention was never to hurt anyone’s sentiments. I am an Indian and I will always bleed blue and will always stand for humanity. Jai Hind”, Yuvraj Singh wrote on his Instagram Story.
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh & Harbhajan Singh has received backlash for supporting Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi’s foundation in its fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic. The two countries have some political tension and the appeal of Indian cricketers to support Pakistan in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic didn’t go well with some Indian twitter fans. Afridi’s appeal to generate monetary donations received an overwhelming response from leading cricketers.
Harbhajan in a video message has also appealed to the people to contribute in the fight against Coronavirus and also appealed other cricketers in both the countries to make similar appeals.
While Afridi thanked the two former Indian Cricketers, Indian Twitter users gave a negative reaction at the support for a rival player. World Cup-winning batsman Yuvraj Singh who made a return from cancer before retiring last year has also raised funds in the fight against Coronavirus Pandemic through his ‘YouWeCan’Foundation.
During these tough times when everyone needs each other help and support, we should not enter into such politics and should keep all the political tensions aside and support each other in all possible means.