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‘Never again’: Yuvraj Singh regrets his support for Shahid Afridi

Yuvraj says he regrets his support for Shahid Afridi's charity foundation after hearing his comments on Kashmir. "As a responsible Indian who has played for the country, I will never accept such words," he says.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: May 18, 2020 12:29:08 pm
Yuvraj Singh recently came under fire for lending his support to Shahid Afridi’s charity foundation. (File Photo/BCCI)

Yuvraj Singh has lashed out at Shahid Afridi for his recent comments on Kashmir and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Yuvraj, who had recently come under fire for lending his support to Afridi’s charity foundation in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Pakistan, said he now regrets supporting Afridi.

“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. Never again,” Yuvraj tweeted on Sunday.

Like Yuvraj, Harbhajan Singh had also spoken out against Afridi earlier on Sunday for his comments on India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

Afridi, during his visit to the POK, said that he wanted to play his ‘last Pakistan Super League (PSL) season with the Kashmir team’ and made derogatory comments about the Indian Prime Minister, a snippet of which was widely shared on social media on Sunday.

Harbhajan said, “I thought he was our friend but this not how a friend behaves. Ye badtameezi hai (It’s rude). He should have stayed within his limits but unfortunately keeps on talking rubbish about our country and our PM.”

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“What I did for him was in good faith and people suffering due to the coronavirus. But from now on no further relations with him. No more message or helping him. He has to learn how to respect other people,” Harbhajan added.

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