Harbhajan, Yuvraj regret batting for Afridi's charity after latter's anti-Modi remarks

Tags: India, Pakistan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh

Published on: May 18, 2020

Former India cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh have expressed their disappointment at supporting ex-Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's charity after the latter made derogatory comments against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Few weeks back, Harbhajan and Yuvraj were brutally trolled for posting videos in support for 'Shahid Afridi Foundation', which has been working to raise funds for those affected by COVID-19. While Harbhajan and Yuvraj defended themselves last month, they have been heavily disappointed over Afridi's recent statement on Kashmir.

"It was Afridi who requested me and Yuvi to do a video in support of his foundation as spread of pandemic doesn't see religion or borders. But then he would time and again make anti-India comments," Harbhajan was quoted as telling PTI.

"I feel terrible that I even called him a friend. He is not a worthy human being who can be called a friend. I am done with calling Afridi a friend," he went on to add.

Yuvraj also expressed similar views over the development. "Really disappointed by @SAfridiOfficial's comments on our Hon'b PM @narendramodi ji. As a responsible Indian who has played for the country, I will never accept such words. I made an appeal on your behest for the sake of humanity. But never again," he said.

In a viral video, Afridi has alleged that Modi is responsible for religious atrocities in the country and compared him to Coronavirus. Regretting his support to Afridi, Harbhajan further said, "The intention was to support a good cause. But then I hear him make unsavoury statements about my country. Here I try to support you despite being viciously trolled and then you show your class."

Harbhajan added that the constant trolling doesn't affect him as the trolls don't matter in his life. "No, I won't say it (trolling) affected me because these are people who don't matter in my life. I know the kind of person I am. I don't need to prove my love for my country.

Afridi and Gautam Gambhir have been at constant loggerheads over the Kashmir issue.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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