Yuvraj Singh responds to backlash for call to donate to Shahid Afridi’s foundation
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: April 1, 2020 5:36:21 pm

Yuvraj Singh had urged individuals to donate to Shahid Afridi’s foundation. (File Photo/AFP)

Yuvraj Singh has responded to the criticism he has confronted from throughout the nation for urging donations to Shahid Afridi’s charity foundation, which is working in opposition to the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.

“I really don’t understand how a message to help the most vulnerable gets blown out of proportion! All I tried to achieve via that message was that to help people in our respective countries by providing healthcare, my intention was not to hurt anyone’s feelings,” Yuvraj tweeted on Wednesday.

“I am an Indian and I will always bleed blue and will always stand for humanity. Jai hind,” he added.

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His social media put up looking for donations for Pakistani cricketer Afridi’s charity had triggered a storm on social media in India. Yuvraj, together with former teammate Harbhajan Singh, had posted Twitter messages calling for donations to Afridi”s charity foundation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The messages triggered an avalanche of criticism from social media customers in India, given the frosty political ties between the 2 international locations.

Afridi had thanked each Yuvraj and Harbhajan for supporting his charity initiative.

Hundreds of individuals in each India and Pakistan have been contaminated by the lethal coronaviurs, which has killed greater than 45,000 individuals the world over. In India, the loss of life toll has risen previous 40, whereas the variety of useless has been positioned at 26 in Pakistan.

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