The former allrounder of the Indian Cricket team, Yuvraj Singh, is recently released on bail by the Hansi police for hurling casteist slurs against the RCB leggie, Yuzvendra Chahal. The comments he made are indeed derogatory, but Yuvi claims they were not made to hurt anyone. Let’s dive deep into the event to find out more.
Yuvi Arrested For Hurling Casteist Slurs
On 16th October, Saturday, a police complaint was lodged against Yuvraj Singh for hurling derogatory comments on the Indian spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal. According to the police, Yuvi’s words had casteist remarks in them, which was offensive to many people. That’s why the Haryana police arrested him and released him later on interim bail.
According to our sources, police interrogated Yuvi for three hours before releasing him on bail. However, the incident they are talking about dates back to June 2020. It was a live video session of Yuvi with Rohit Sharma, where he passed a derogatory remark on Yuzvendra Chahal’s TikTok videos.
Although the comment was made in a joking spirit, it looks like someone did not take it as sportingly as intended. His remarks have caused a massive uproar in social media, and he was recently arrested for it by the Hansi police. However, our sources confirm that Yuvi released a public apology letter soon after and apologized to everyone hurt by his comments.
Many people consider Yuvraj Singh to be a role model, but his recent remarks against Chahal do not prove him worthy of being someone’s role model. He may have passed the comment in a friendly manner, but it indeed was an insult to the Dalit community of India. That is why many social media users voiced their concerns against this act of Yuvi.
Yuvraj Singh arrested, released on bail in casteist comment probe
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However, his recent arrest also proves that nobody is above the law when it comes to wrongdoings. People think being a public figure, Yuvi should have been more responsible in his comment because the world was listening to him at that time.
The pressure on the micro-blogging site drove Yuvi to issue an apology letter soon after the incident. Yuvraj Singh accepted his mistake and said sorry for unintentionally hurting anyone. He also says that he was misunderstood in his comment, but if nothing else, it shows his negligence towards the marginalized communities of India.
What We Think
We think Yuvi has done the right thing by issuing a public apology letter. He should not have commented such things in the first place, but hopefully, his arrest will teach him a lesson. We haven’t got any more remarks from the player on this incident. If we get them, we will surely update you.