FIR Filed Against Yuvraj Singh Over ‘Casteist Remark’ During Insta Live Session In 2020
Hisar: A first information report (FIR) was filed against the former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh for his alleged casteist remarks against cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal in Haryana’s Hisar district on Sunday.
Singh was booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the SC/ST Act.
The FIR was registered 8 months after a Hisar-based activist–advocate filed a complaint against the player for allegedly using the casteist remark during a live session with India opener Rohit Sharma in June 2020.
The 39-year-old former cricketer had said he was “misunderstood” after his June 2020 Instagram live video with ex-teammate Rohit Sharma, that had his comments on leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, was widely shared on social media, triggering outrage. Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma were seen discussing Chahal’s TikTok videos.
Singh later came out with an apology over the incident. Saying that he never believed in disparity, he apologised on Twitter for “unintentionally hurting sentiments” of people belonging to a particular caste.