Not long ago, we were applauding Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh for supporting Shahid Afridi’s Coronavirus relief efforts:
These are testing times, it’s time to lookout for each other specially the ones who are lesser fortunate. Lets do our bit, I am supporting @SAfridiOfficial & @SAFoundationN in this noble initiative of covid19. Pls donate on https://t.co/yHtpolQbMx #StayHome @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/HfKPABZ6Wh— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 31, 2020
The cricketer received a massive amount of backlash for the act from Indian supporters and a hashtag against him even began to trend on Twitter.
Now it seems, the playing field has been levelled as Yuvraj Singh and Harbajhan Singh have announced to cut all ties with Afridi over the comments he recently made about Kashmir and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:
This is why Harbhajan Singh is unhappy.— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 17, 2020
Shahid Afridi "We even brought down their 'choozay' from the air, gave them tea and then sent them back to their country with respect" pic.twitter.com/QnMiE6ISAf
Following these remarks by Afridi, both Indian cricketers took to twitter to make the following statements:
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.— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 17, 2020
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
Harbhajan Singh also retreated his message of support.
“I am sorry to all of those brothers hurt by the act (support for funds). I promise you that now I will never send any message to that country (Pakistan), its nationals, which can hurt any Indian national.”
So it seems, the friendship is over between the three cricket players as the Pakistan-India relationship continues to worsen.
We hope in the end some form of peace is acheived not only in our region, but all over the world.