Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian all-rounder has caught himself into an unwanted controversy. An FIR has been registered against his name for making a casteist remark during a freewheeling conversation with Indian opener Rohit Sharma. And, the former player quickly asked for an apology for the same.
The world-cup winner and current Indian opener Rohit Sharma came live on Instagram during the lockdown. They touched on several topics during their conversation. The duo talked about the current national side that is equipped with some of the big and talented players.
FIR Filed Against Yuvraj Singh For Using Casteist Word
Meanwhile, they also took a hilarious jibe on each other discussing the records of each other in international cricket. During the lockdown, one Indian cricketer that hogged the spotlight was Yuzvendra Chahal due to his Tik-Tok videos.
Yuvraj Singh was not impressed with Chahal’s work and used the word ‘b***gi’.
“Yeh b***gi log ko kaam nahi hai yeh Yuzi aur isko (Kuldeep),” Yuvraj had said.
Later on, Rohit Sharma also added to the same saying that Chahal has shared another video dancing with his father. He also asked the Indian spinner that why he is making his dad dance on songs for making videos.
“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,” Rohit replied.
The statement given by the former Indian all-rounder didn’t go down well with one of the lawyers. And, he lodged a complaint. It is reckoned that the Haryana police have registered the FIR against Yuvraj Singh.
As per the reports of India Today, the police in Hisar have filed a case under Sections 153, 153A, 295, 505 of IPC.
The former Indian cricketer quickly seeks an apology for his statements. Yuvraj clarified that he doesn’t believe in any kind of discrimination. And, his intention was not to hurt any caste, creed, or community.
“This is to clarify I have never believed in any kind of disparity, be it on the basis of caste, color, 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.
The southpaw accepted that while having a conversation with Rohit Sharma he used a word that might have hurt the sentiments of the people. And, apologized for his mistake as it was unintentional from his end.
“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. My love for India and all its people is eternal,” Yuvraj stated.