Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh Controversy: Shahid Afridi 'Sad' for Messages Being Misunderstood
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Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh Controversy: Shahid Afridi 'Sad' for Messages Being Misunderstood

Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh were bashed on social media for supporting Shahid Afridi's call for donations to fight coronavirus

Twitter was ablaze with hate against Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh as they tweeted to support Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi's charitable organization, Hope Not Out. Many users attacked Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh for supporting the Pakistani cricketer's cause that was fighting against the global pandemic of coronavirus.

Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh Controversy: Shahid Afridi 'Sad' for Messages Being Misunderstood

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh later deleted his tweet and stated the following on his social media.

Shahid Afridi had appealed to everyone to support his campaign to fight the global pandemic.

Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh Controversy: Shahid Afridi 'Sad' for Messages Being Misunderstood

Shahid Afridi's appeal and Yuvraj's response

Afridi's foundation, Hope Not Out, was delivering food and ration packages amongst the lowest socioeconomic strata in Pakistan.

Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh were both heavily trolled on Twitter for showing their support for Afridi and later deleted their tweets. Harbhajan later added a tweet where he was facing Shahid Afridi in a match where he hit a six on Afridi's ball.

Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh Controversy: Shahid Afridi 'Sad' for Messages Being Misunderstood

Harbhajan Singh

Users told him that there was no point of him tweeting this anymore because they weren't his 'fans anymore'. Some stated that while they understood that Harbhajan had done a lot for the Indian cricket team, his support for the Pakistani cricketer was unforgivable.

Shahid Afridi later responded with a message to the backlash. "Very sad to see simple messages of humanity getting misunderstood! We r ambassadors for Love & peace," he said in a tweet.

The backlash against the Yuvraj and Harbhajan has been very strong indeed.

However, there were some supporters of the cricketers as well who voiced their opinions on the matter. They hashtagged their support with #IStandWithYuvi

The two countries have been facing tensions against each other since the attacks in Uri that took place four years ago. Last year a suicide attack took place in Pulwama which almost brought India and Pakistan at the brink of war. Since then both countries have been facing tensions and all cultural cross border exchanges had been stopped. The Coronavirus pandemic, however, has hit Pakistan and India, with each country battling over a thousand cases as the number grows gradually. Coronavirus has been named a global pandemic and has claimed more than 30,000 lives in Europe already since its global outbreak in late January 2020. The United Nations has described as humanity's worst crisis since World War II.

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