Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh are facing criticism on social media for supporting former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Harbhajan and Yuvraj took to social media urging people to contribute to Shaid Afridi’s fund to help people in need.
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 https://t.co/yHtpolQbMx #StayHome @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/HfKPABZ6Wh
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 31, 2020
Shahid Afridi also took to social media to thank these sportsmen for their support.
“Thank you for all you support,” said Afridi. “Both yourself and my brother Harbhajan Singh are huge pillars of support. This bond we have shows love and peace transgresses borders when it comes to humanity especially. Best wishes to you with your noble endeavours with Yuvraj Singh Foundation.”
Thank you for all you support-both yourself & my brother @harbhajan_singh are huge pillars of support; this bond we have shows love & peace transgresses borders when it comes to humanity especially. Best wishes to you with your noble endeavours with @YOUWECAN #DonateKaroNa https://t.co/IVhqywdl3q
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 31, 2020
But this sweet note about love transcending borders did not go well with Indian fellows who came out lashing Harbhajan and Yuvraj on social media.
They all will sell their motherland for their fraternity with cricketers. First Siddhu then Yuvraj/ Harbhajan. Shameful.
— Dharmic Nationalist 🕉️ 🚩🚩 (@HelloNNewman) March 31, 2020
Sir to na hi ka ho ab
— Johnnie Walker (@JohhnieW) April 1, 2020