‘I had donated USD 10,000’ – Shahid Afridi reveals he had supported Yuvraj Singh’s foundation and no Pakistani had a problem
Afridi's foundation is actively involved in spreading awareness amid the pandemic and providing people with ration and other basic needs.
Updated - Apr 14, 2020 10:43 am
Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the situation in both India and Pakistan have been quite tense in the last few days. The life-threatening virus has compelled the world to stay indoors and it has caused a global crisis. More than 1 lakh people have died due to the pandemic and governments are trying their best to curb the spread of the novel COVID-19.
Meanwhile, several famous celebrities have come forward and done their bit by doing something for society. In India as well as Pakistan, many cricketers have come forward and donated to aid in the battle against the pandemic.
One such cricketer is Shahid Afridi, who is working extensively working in Pakistan with his foundation– ‘The Shahid Afridi Foundation’ to help the needy and poor. The foundation is actively involved in spreading awareness amid the pandemic and providing people with ration and other basic needs.
Shahid Afridi hits back at people who were trolling Yuvraj Singh
However, a controversy sparked up when two Indian cricketers– Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh promoted ‘The Shahid Afridi Foundation’. They even urged everyone in India to donate to the organization and post that, Indian fans were furious at Harbhajan and Yuvraj for supporting a Pakistani foundation.
The primary reason behind this was Afridi’s past remarks about India and the relationship between both the neighbouring countries. Considering the stern relations between India and Pakistan, fans on Twitter were furious at Yuvraj and Harbhajan for extending support to Afridi’s foundation.
Now, Shahid Afridi has also hit back and opined about Yuvraj’s decision to extend support to his foundation. The former Pakistan skipper has revealed that he had also donated to Yuvraj’s foundation when he was in Canada. He had donated USD 10,000 to the Indian stalwart’s foundation and everyone in Pakistan had supported Afridi for his noble move.
“When I was in Canada, I went to support Yuvraj Singh’s foundation and announced a donation of $10,000 for it. Everyone in Pakistan supported me and nobody said to me why did you make that donation, why are you supporting India,” said Shahid Afridi as quoted by Editor of PakPassion Saj Sadiq.
Shahid Afridi "When I was in Canada, I went to support Yuvraj Singh's foundation and announced a donation of $10,000 for it. Everyone in Pakistan supported me and nobody said to me why did you make that donation, why are you supporting India"
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 13, 2020