Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh seems to have landed himself into the eye of the storm on social media following a casteist remark that he made during a live chat recently. (More Cricket News)
With no cricket being played due to coronavirus pandemic, former and current players have been keeping themselves busy by engaging with fans on social media platforms.
Yuvraj stirred up the hornet's nest after he made a casteist remark towards former India teammate Yuzvendra Chahal while having an online conversation with the current white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma.
"Ye b****i logon ko koi kaam nahi hai Yuzi ko... Yuzi ko dekha kaisa video daala (these people like Yuzi don't have anything to do... did you see what kind of video Yuzi shared)," Yuvraj was heard as saying during his live Instagram chat with Rohit.
Yuvraj Singh's thinking is very poor. It has used very derogatory words. How long will Dalits have to face such mental oppression.#à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤¯_à¤à¥ÂÂÂÂà¤®#à¤¯à¥ÂÂÂÂà¤µà¤°à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂ_à¤¸à¤¿à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤¹_à¤¶à¤°à¥ÂÂÂÂà¤®_à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤°à¥ÂÂÂÂ#à¤¯à¥ÂÂÂÂà¤µà¤°à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂ_à¤¸à¤¿à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤¹_à¤®à¤¾à¤«à¥ÂÂÂÂ_à¤®à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂ#à¤¯à¥ÂÂÂÂà¤µà¤°à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂ_à¤¸à¤¿à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤¹_à¤®à¤¾à¤«à¥ÂÂÂÂ_à¤®à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/2eQjjwmbkn https://t.co/UZtTRfxhiY— Vaibhav Wakale (@VaibhavWakale4) June 2, 2020
@ICC @BCCI this must not be allowed. Rohit Sharma must be banned from international cricket for laughing at the casteist joke and @YUVSTRONG12 must apologize and cancel his contract with BCCI and other franchises. @piersmorgan @virendersehwag #à¤¯à¥ÂÂÂÂà¤µà¤°à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂ_à¤¸à¤¿à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤¹_à¤®à¤¾à¤«à¥ÂÂÂÂ_à¤®à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂ https://t.co/x6eo8JruIK— Stand up for your right (@forjustworld193) June 2, 2020
Just imagine Tom Brady using an N word.— Yuvi (@AGuyIsNoOne) June 2, 2020
Would he get away so easily? Wouldn't the media demand an apology? Imagine the outcry. That's the difference between the USA and India. #à¤¯à¥ÂÂÂÂà¤µà¤°à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂ_à¤¸à¤¿à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤¹_à¤®à¤¾à¤«à¥ÂÂÂÂ_à¤®à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂ
We Respect you @YUVSTRONG12 and everyday as a good human as a great cricketer but what you have said is really not acceptable.— Ayushi Ambedkar (@ayushi_ambedkar) June 1, 2020
It's time for you to walk outside and apologize for this mistake.#à¤¯à¥ÂÂÂÂà¤µà¤°à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂ_à¤¸à¤¿à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤¹_à¤®à¤¾à¤«à¥ÂÂÂÂ_à¤®à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/XsCv1MxOkD
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.June 1, 2020
#à¤¯à¥ÂÂÂÂà¤µà¤°à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂ_à¤¸à¤¿à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤¹_à¤®à¤¾à¤«à¥ÂÂÂÂ_à¤®à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂ 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.— KIRTIâÂÂÂÂ£ï¸ÂÂÂÂ (@alokkirti1990) June 1, 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.June 1, 2020
"Maine usko woi bola ki apne baap ko nacha raha hai tu pagal to nahi hai (I asked him has he gone mad that he is making his father dance)," replied Rohit.
Social media users took note of this video and a short clip from the actual interaction between the duo went viral, with many asking for Yuvraj to apologise. The hashtag Yuvraj_Maafi_Maango (Yuvraj Singh apologise) also started trending on Twitter.
Earlier, Yuvraj, along with former teammate Harbjahan Singh, was heavily criticised by social media users for supporting former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's NGO.
The duo, however, made it clear later that they don't have anything to do with Afridi anymore following his inflammatory remarks against India Prime Minister Narendra Modi.