Yuvraj Singh ‘saddened’ by father Yograj Singh’s statement on farmers’ displeasure
The veteran hailed the farmers as ‘the lifeblood of the nation’ and also believes that a solution can be found without any heated exchanges.
Updated - Dec 12, 2020 10:15 am
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, on his 39th birthday, mentioned that he was ‘saddened’ by the statements made his father Yograj Singh during the latter’s speech in NCR on farmers’ protest. Yuvraj, who retired from international cricket in 2019, was clear cut in saying that he and his father don’t share the same ideologies in this regard.
On his birthday, the left-handed batsman wished for a resolution between the Central Government and the farmers. The veteran hailed the farmers as ‘the lifeblood of the nation’ and also believes that a solution can be found without any heated exchanges.
He also urged the citizens of India to abide by the government’s rules and regulations, bearing in mind the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still prevalent. The southpaw dropped a message on his Twitter handle, expressing his opinions on the entire issue.
His remarks have been made in an individual capacity, says Yuvraj Singh
“Birthdays are an opportunity to fulfil a wish or desire and this birthday, rather than celebrating, I only wish and pray for a swift resolution of the ongoing talks between our farmers and our government,” Yuvraj mentioned.
“Undoubtedly, farmers are the lifeblood of the nation and he believed that the problem could be resolved through peaceful dialogue.”
“I am saddened and upset by the statements made by Mr Yograj Singh. I wish to clarify that his remarks have been made in an individual capacity and my ideologies are not the same in any manner,” he stated.
“I also urge everyone to continue taking precautions to fight against Covid-19. The pandemic is not over yet and we need to continue to be careful to defeat the virus completely,” Yuvraj added.
Here’s the tweet-
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 11, 2020
Previously, Yograj had also asked the government to bow down to the farmers’ demands also supported the sportsmen, who were returning their awards.
“Farmers are demanding the right thing, the government should listen to them. It is really high time that the government should come up with solutions in this regard and I back all those sportspersons who are returning their prestigious award,” Yograj had said.