Yuvraj, along with Harbhajan Singh, had posted video messages on Twitter supporting the work that Shahid Afridi's charity foundation is doing in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
ormer India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has hit back all those people who criticised him for lending support to ex-Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's foundation.
Yuvraj, along with Harbhajan Singh, had posted video messages on Twitter supporting the work that Afridi's charity foundation is doing in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.
"In these times, it's important to be together," Yuvraj said in a video he posted on social media while urging support to Shahid Afiridi Foundation.
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
The world is passing through extremely testing and unprecedented times.Let’s do our bit to help @SAfridiOfficial @SAFoundationN doing gr8 work plz join hands with them nd contribute what ever u can https://t.co/t9OvfEPp79 for covid19 @wasimakramlive @YUVSTRONG12 @shoaib100mph pic.twitter.com/sB2fxCAQqY— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 29, 2020
"The world is passing through extremely testing and unprecedented times.Let's do our bit to help @SAfridiOfficial @SAFoundationN doing gr8 work plz join hands with them nd contribute what ever u can," India spinner Harbhajan had said.
Afridi even thanked Yuvi and Harbhajan Singh, saying that the two Indian cricketers have always been his 'huge pillars of support' and that their bond shows how 'love and peace' can 'transgress borders' during the time of crisis.
"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," Shahid Afridi wrote on social media.
The two Indian cricketers however, faced backlash on social media from a section of fans for helping the former Pakistan cricketer's foundation.
Yuvraj on Wednesday took to social media to slam the haters and said that he will always bleed blue but will also stand for humanity.
"I really don't understand how a message to help the most vulnerable gets blown out of proportion! All I tried to achieve via that message was to help people in our respective countries by providing healthcare, my intention was not to hurt anyone's feelings. I'm an Indian and will always bleed blue and will always stand for humanity. Jai Hind," Yuvraj wrote.
Sports figures and athletes from all around the world are trying to do their bit in helping out the people in need during this time of crisis as the world continues its fight against the deadly virus, which has already claimed over 36,000 lives globally and infected more than 750,000 people after originating in Wuhan, China late last year.
Original Post: INDIA TODAY