Yuvraj Singh provides clarification after being criticised for supporting Shahid Afridi Foundation

"I really don't understand how a message to help the most vulnerable gets blown out of proportion," Yuvraj said.

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Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh recently supported the Shahid Afridi Foundation which is helping the under-privileged families in Pakistan amid the Coronavirus outbreak. In a video on Twitter, he had urged the fans and followers to donate to the noble cause. However, this message from Yuvraj was taken in the wrong way by the social media and he was bashed for supporting Afridi.

Even Harbhajan Singh followed Yuvraj Singh’s footsteps and voiced his support for the former Pakistan international. And the duo had to face the repercussions of the same on Twitter. #ShameonYuviBhajji was trending on Twitter on Wednesday and almost 50k tweets on the same were spotted on the matter.

“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 donatekarona.com #StayHome @harbhajan_singh,” Yuvraj Singh had tweeted.

I will always stand for humanity and will always bleed blue, says Yuvraj Singh

After being at the receiving end of all the bashing, Yuvraj Singh has released a statement clarifying his stand on the matter. He was stunned to see how his message was blown out of proportion and stated his intention was not to hurt to anyone’s feeling but to help the respective countries during these tough times. He also went on to mention that he will stand for humanity and will also bleed blue no matter what.

“I really don’t understand how a message to help the most vulnerable gets blown out of proportion! All I tried to achieve via that message was to help people in our respective countries by providing healthcare, my intention was not to hurt anyone’s feelings. I’m an Indian and I will always bleed blue and will always stand for humanity. jai Hind,” Yuvraj’s statement read.

Here’s his tweet:

As even Harbhajan Singh was also bashed in this matter for supporting Shahid Afridi’s foundation, it remains to be seen if the off-spinner too comes up with a statement after Yuvraj Singh.