‘Are you out of your mind?’ – Fans blast Yuvraj Singh after he appeals to donate to Shahid Afridi’s foundation for Coronavirus relief
The primary reason behind this was Afridi's past remarks about India, which had enraged many Indian fans in the past.
Updated - Mar 31, 2020 6:26 pm
The wrath of Coronavirus has severely affected the lives of lakhs of individuals across the globe. The pandemic has put a halt to all the human activities and several governments have been forced to implement a lockdown in their respective countries. Apart from affecting the human existence, the pandemic has also taken a toll on all major sporting events across the globe.
More than 7 lakh positive cases have been registered and more than 37,000 individuals have succumbed to death due to the pandemic. In this stern situation, several cricketers have come forward to aid in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and many more players have contributed their bit to the Relief Funds.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi is also doing his bit to stabilize things in the neighbouring country. In the battle against the pandemic, Afridi’s foundation– Shahid Afridi Foundation is working to curb down the adverse effect of the covid-19 outbreak in the country. Afridi has been actively involved in distributing rations to the needy people in the crisis.
Furthermore, Afridi had also asked for support from other cricketers in his initiative and many cricketers including Shoaib Akhtar, Wahab Riaz and Fakhar Zaman came in support of Aridi’s noble cause. Former India all-rounder also appreciated Afridi’s efforts and urged everyone to donate their bit to his foundation’s initiative.
‘It’s time to look out for each other’: Yuvraj Singh
“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,” wrote Yuvraj on Twitter.
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
However, the all-rounder’s tweet didn’t go well with Indian fans, who lambasted him for supporting Afridi’s foundation. The primary reason behind this was Afridi’s past remarks about India, which had enraged many Indian fans in the past.
Considering the stern relations between the neighbouring countries, fans on Twitter were furious at Yuvraj for extending support to Afridi’s foundation, along with urging fans to donate to the same.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Yuvraj Singh ne jyada daaru pee li,
PM-CARE ko donate karne bola tha, ye janab PAKISTAN ko donate Kar rahe hai.
Very Disappointing @YUVSTRONG12 We want justification for this. 👎 You lost a fan today.
— Shruti (@shruttitandon) March 31, 2020
Hope Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh are donating to PMCares or other Indian charities as well. The country needs voices like them during this time.
— Vishakha (@VishakhaJ18) March 31, 2020
No more fan of yuvraj singh
— अमित खीचड (@Amit28815263) March 31, 2020
Yuvraj singh taking money from india thru his ywc foundation and sending it to fuckistan who denied help from our govt nd in their own den denied ration to hindus what the fuck u bloody illiterate moron cricketers doing acts against national interest
— Deepak godhan (@thedpkgoduhan) March 31, 2020
Kyu apne desh ke relief accounts me paise nahi transfer ho pa rahe kya tumse??
— Aarohi Tripathy 🇮🇳 (@aarohi_vns) March 31, 2020
Humanity? Where is their humanity while they are denying basic necessities to Hindus. Denying basic facilities on religious basis isn't inhumane for you?
— Mahima Dhingra🇮🇳 (@dhingramahima9) March 31, 2020
Apne desh ki chinta kro , bro…
Pagal ho gye ho kya?!
— 🇮🇳𝓐𝓼𝓱𝔀𝓲𝓷𝓲 𝓡𝓪𝓳𝓮💕 (@Ashwini_Raje) March 31, 2020
So sorry and shameful to feel that i used to be your fan .. 🙁
— Aparna 🌼 (@AppeFizzz) March 31, 2020
Really? Why should we support that country who don't even give ration to Hindus and Christians, in this trying time. Rather look after your countrymen than those sick minded people.https://t.co/3FLNAtol61
— L U C I F E R 😈 (@luciferDdevil1) March 31, 2020
— LockedDown Ministry of Memes, 🇮🇳 (@memenist_) March 31, 2020
are u out of your mind?
— Indore Wale Bhiya (@IndoreWaleBhiya) March 31, 2020
Abhi ke liye dosti side me rakhke apne desh ki dekh lete hain pahle
— Swordy buddy🌈 (@ColFool_) March 31, 2020
What……u r raising money for #Pakistan & Afridi foundation ! 😠
Havn't u heard Afridi 's venomous tweets during #CAA ? 😠
— Proud Indian 🇮🇳 (@16abha16) March 31, 2020
My respect for dhoni has increased now…..🙏🙏
— shweta 🇮🇳 (@recalcitrantttt) March 31, 2020
Why we donate to Pakistani
India ma log bhukh se mar rahe hai
— Rofl NDtvian (भय का माहौल वाले) 😜😂 (@Rofl_NDtvian) March 31, 2020