FIR registered against World Cup winner Yuvraj Singh over casteist comment

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Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh was one of the important players of Indian cricket history. He has done so much for Team India as he delivered the goods in the form of three dimensions. He batted so well, bowled quite well and fielded incredibly well in his heydays. The southpaw was best known for hitting sixes with relative ease. Yuvraj Singh still holds the record of scoring the fastest fifty in the truncated version of the game.

He smashed 6 sixes in an over off Stuart Broad’s bowling in the T20 World Cup 2007 match against England. In the process, he also brought up his fifty in just 12 deliveries. After his retirement from all forms of cricket, he has been quite active on social media. Every now and then, he comes up with his opinions on the gentleman’s game.

The former cricketer loves to pull other cricketers’ legs in the form of hilarious tweets. He also wishes cricketers on their birthdays. He was the ICC ODI World Cup 2011 hero for Team India as he delivered a world-class all-round performance. He scored 362 runs in nine games. The former cricketer slammed four half-centuries and 1 century against the West Indies. He took 15 wickets to his name.

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Police register FIR against Yuvraj Singh

In a shocking development, former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh landed himself in troubled waters after Haryana Police registered an FIR against the former Indian cricketer over a ‘distasteful’ and ‘disrespectful’ remark against Dalit society during an Instagram discussion from 2020.

The case was registered against the World Cup winner on Sunday in the Hansi police station of Hisar. Police registered the FIR under Sections 153, 153A, 295, 505 of IPC, besides sections 3 (1) (r) and 3 (1) (s) of SC/ST Act. It should be noted that First Information Report comes 8 months after an advocate from Hisar lodged a police complaint against Yuvraj for his ‘casteist remarks.

It has been learnt that Yuvraj allegedly made the ‘casteist remark’ during the lockdown period when he went live on Instagram with India opener Rohit Sharma in June 2020. However, the former cricketer had issued an apology, adding that he never believed in disparity.

He took to his Twitter handle and had apologised for “unintentionally hurting sentiments” of a certain section of the society.

“This is to clarify I have never believed in any kind of disparity, be it on the basis of caste, colour, 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,” Yuvraj Singh said in his post.

“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.”

Yuvraj came up with this remark when talking about India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s TikTok videos, Yuvraj had 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 Sharma replied.