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‘Yuvraj Singh maafi maango’ trends on Twitter for making casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal

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Yuvraj Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Celebrities, especially cricketers, need to be careful while commenting on any matter or anything in the social media era these days. Even a small mistake can make things go haywire and it has happened before as well. This time around Yuvraj Singh is at the receiving end for unintentionally making a casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal while on Instagram live with Rohit Sharma in April.

Chahal has been trending on social media during the lockdown for his hilarious TikTok videos. He has been uploading funny videos with his family members as well and has also been crashing several Insta lives of his teammates and friends. Virat Kohli and others have already taken a friendly dig at him during various conversations.

And it goes without saying that the leg-spinner commented when Rohit and Yuvraj were in the middle of a conversation. This is when the latter said, “Ye bhangi log ko Yuzi ko koi kaam nahi hai. Yuzi ne dekha kya video daala apni family ke saath.” (This roughly translates to – These ‘bhangi’ people Yuzi has no work. Did you see his video with his family?) Bhangi is referred to a sweeper or scavenger being a member of one of the lower untouchable castes.

Here’s the video:

We Respect you @YUVSTRONG12 and everyday as a good human as a great cricketer but what you have said is really not acceptable.
It's time for you to walk outside and apologize for this mistake.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो pic.twitter.com/XsCv1MxOkD

— Ayushi Ambedkar (@ayushi_ambedkar) June 1, 2020

Yuvraj Singh trending on Twitter

This has led to the Twitterati targetting Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday. Surprisingly, the video has gone viral after almost two months of their conversation. #YuvrajSinghMaafiMaango (in Hindi) is trending on Twitter and has got almost 23,000 tweets on it. Earlier, the former India cricketer was targetted on the social platform along with Harbhajan Singh for urging everyone to donate to Shahid Afridi Foundation.

Later, he had also cleared that he will always stand for humanity. Now it remains to be seen if Yuvi will come out and give any explanation or clarification on the same. Though he might have said it in friendly way, not many on social media have taken it lightly and they want him to apologise to Chahal.

Here are some of the tweets:

We Respect you @YUVSTRONG12 and everyday as a good human as a great cricketer but what you have said is really not acceptable.
It's time for you to walk outside and apologize for this mistake.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो

— Prerit Singh (@PreritSingh13) 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.

Apologize now Both#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो#Apologise_Rohit

— Ravi Ratan (@scribe_it) June 1, 2020

I am biggest fan of you @YUVSTRONG12 sir but you have hurts the sentiments of a particular community (SC/ST) . You are also a human being u can also make mistakes but there is nothing wrong in saying sorry.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो

— Dr.Jyoti Meena🇮🇳✍️ (@JyotiM_Dr) June 1, 2020

I respect Yuvraj very much in terms
of cricket,

But today i am shocked
How did such a big man think like this.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो

— Ayushi Ambedkar (@ayushi_ambedkar) June 1, 2020

I was a fan of @YUVSTRONG12 because he was one of the greatest cricketer but I was unaware that he was a casteist person.

I really ashamed myself that I followed a casteist brut like you !

Be a man & say sorry for your casteist comment.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो

— PhuleAmbedkarite (@jay_k25) June 1, 2020

Shame on you @YUVSTRONG12
Look in #USA. American celebrity support black andyou….call one particular caste name dishonestly.
Such a shame.#युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो

— Bhushan Ghongade (@bhush0417) June 1, 2020

You are a champion in spreading castiesm , must be arrest #युवराज_सिंह_माफी_मांगो

— RAJESH KUMAR (@RAJESHK56721732) June 1, 2020

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