The former is no stranger to Indian cricket controversies, but this time the controversy led to a brief arrest and then bail in a casteist slur. Here are 5 of the biggest controversies that got him into trouble.
Dear former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is no stranger to controversies. Over the years, several things have gone wrong for the national hero and that has placed him in the trending section, the latest being his arrest and final bail in a casteist slur against spinner Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram live last year. Session with Indian opener Rohit Sharma. A campaign was launched on Twitter to apologize to Yuvraj Singh for his remarks with the hashtag #yuvraj_singh_mafi_mango.
According to reports, the flamboyant cricketer was arrested for some time and then interrogation lasted for three hours Before getting interim bail in Haryana on Saturday.
What was the controversy that led to his arrest?
Though the 40-year-old had called the India spinner ‘bha*nagi’, which led to a lot of abuse and in February this year, a case was registered for making casteist remarks by Rajat Kansal, a Dalit activist, who led to his arrest and registration. had demanded. of a case under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which aims to prevent discrimination. An FIR or FIR was registered in the matter on the orders of the court.
Yuvraj, however, had apologized on social media saying, “To clarify that I have never believed in any kind of inequality, be it on the basis of caste, colour, creed or gender. Have given and continued my life for the welfare of the people. I believe in the dignity of life and respect every individual without exception.”
2. Supporting Shahid Afridi’s NGO in 2020
A month before the casteist controversy, Yuvraj found himself in trouble for supporting Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi’s NGO, which was helping the Covid-19 affected people. They have asked people to donate to Afridi’s NGO, and the problem was not serious here, but they became serious when, after a few weeks of support, a Pakistani cricketer was found insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kashmir. The video went online. Hurt and stabbed in the back for a gesture of friendship, Yuvraj Singh promises that “never again” he will help Afridi.
3. Allegations of match-fixing by Union Minister in 2017
In 2017, Ramdas Athawale, the then Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, accused Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli and the team of match-fixing when he said in a media address “In a match against Pakistan, someone like Virat Kohli who has scored centuries so many times.” And other accomplished players like Yuvraj Singh who have scored so many runs in the past seemed like they were playing to lose.”
The statement sparked controversy against the batsmen after the final of the ICC Champions Trophy against Pakistan, which they lost by 180 runs.
4. Former sister-in-law’s ‘substance abuse’ claims in 2016
Not only has his antics landed him in trouble but the comments of others have also troubled the star cricketer. His former sister-in-law had accused Yuvraj of smoking pot. She said in an interview with entertainment magazine BollywoodLife, “As far as substance abuse is concerned, it was in his family as well. Everything I did was with him. I smoked pot with my husband. . Yuvraj also told me that he drank matka.”
5. His father’s frequent derogatory remarks on MS Dhoni in 2015
His father stands at the fore in the line of getting into trouble due to relatives. The controversy most remembered for the former cricketer was in 2015 when his father made frequent remarks on the then Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and others. Whatever bad happened to Yuvi in this international cricket career, his father blamed Dhoni for it.
This led Yuvi to clarify on Twitter that he had a very good relationship with the then limited overs cricket captain Dhoni as he was trying to make a comeback in the playing XI in 2015.
While it is not only the infamous incidents that have kept the shining star of Indian cricket in the minds of the people, when he battled cancer and made a comeback, he received a lot of love and well wishes from fans all over the world. He is a hero among fans and a constant source of inspiration not only for cricket lovers but also for lovers.
First published:October 18, 2021, 6:58 pm