Indian cricketers are known for their cheeky remarks and like to take a subtle dig at each other, but this time former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has taken it a little too far when he with Hitman Rohit Sharma jokingly made casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal.
Yuvraj Singh’s recent Instagram Live with Rohit Sharma was a hit on social media but fans have now taken offense to one of the comments made by the former India all-rounder about Yuzvendra Chahal during the chat.
Talking about Chahal’s TikTok videos, Yuvraj jokingly said: “Yeh b***gi log ko kaam nahi hai yeh Yuzi aur isko (Kuldeep).”
“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 short clip has gone viral on social media with ‘Yuvraj Singh maafi mango’ one of the leading trends on Twitter.
The comments might have been made as a joke but it left a bad taste in the mouths of the fans as they took offense to it.
The incident took place in April when Yuvi had gone live on Instagram with Rohit and the duo were discussing Chahal’s TikTok videos. While referring to the latter’s TikTok obsession, Yuvi casually made a casteist slur. Now a small clip of the conversation is being widely shared and prompting calls for an apology.
While Rohit was laughing and pulling Chahal’s leg, Yuvraj used the derogatory term leading to an outrage on social media over his poor choice of words. On Tuesday morning, #YuvrajSinghMaafiMaango (#YuvrajSinghApologise) started trending on Twitter.
It seems that former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is fast becoming controversy’s favorite 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 labeled as an anti-nationalist by many netizens.
And now Yuvi has landed himself in another controversy for mocking Team India leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Here are some of the tweets:
Now, let’s see how the former batsman replies to this controversy. For his part, Yuvraj Singh is yet to respond to the raging controversy.