The coronavirus outbreak has affected the whole world and India’s neighbouring country Pakistan is also fighting with this contagious virus in order to save its citizens. However, the Imran Khan government is still not able to impose complete lockdown in the nation unlike India. The total number of infected cases in Pakistan has crossed the 2000 mark while 26 have lost their lives till now due to this disease.
Besides the Pakistani government, many social organisations have also come forward to help the Pakistani citizens and Shahid Afridi Foundation which is owned by former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi is also one of them. Shahid Afridi has asked for help from other cricketers also and Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Akhtar, etc. have come forward to contribute for this noble cause.
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh also raised his voice and asked people to help by donating to Shahid Afridi Foundation. He also posted a video in which he said that he had been nominated by cricketer Harbhajan Singh for this, adding that in such times, we should stand together to fight against coronavirus.
Yuvraj Singh’s tweet read, “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 http://donatekarona.com #StayHome @harbhajan_singh”
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
Click here to watch this video directly on Twitter
This gesture of Yuvraj Singh didn’t go well with the Indian twitterati and they started slamming the left-handed Indian cricketer mercilessly.
Here are some of the selected tweets:
Kyu apne desh ke relief accounts me paise nahi transfer ho pa rahe kya tumse??
— Aarohi Tripathy 🇮🇳 (@aarohi_vns) March 31, 2020
This was not expected from you dear. Atleast for Afridi who many times talked against India and supported propaganda against India.
If you really wants to raise voice, plz raise & talk for Indians.@harbhajan_singh
— Tanmay Shankar (@Shanktan) March 31, 2020
Indeed, This is a testing time for all true nationalist. India is seeing very closely, who stand with India wholeheartedly and supporting our own people or supporting a nation, which spread Terrorism and killing Hindu minority.
— NishantS🇮🇳 (@nishants79) March 31, 2020
So sorry and shameful to feel that i used to be your fan .. 🙁
— Aparna 🌼 (@AppeFizzz) March 31, 2020
Yeah I will donate my hard earned money to a Pakistani who may sponsor terrorist attack in India. Lost all the respect Yuvi.
— Tapas (@tapasgiri93) March 31, 2020
ये युवराज भी पाकिस्तान का दल्ला बन गया है आतंकियों के लिए पैसा इकट्ठा कर रहा है लेकिन अपने देश के लिए कुछ भी नहीं कर रहा है वाह रे दोगलों जिन लोगों ने तुमको सर आंखो पर बिठा कर रखा था आज उनके साथ धोखा और आतंकियों के लिए हमदर्दी ।
— अन्नाराम धेङू सनातनी 🗨 (@AnnaramD) March 31, 2020
बधाई हो देश को 2 नए सिद्धू मिल गए पाकिस्तान प्रेमी
ये पाकिस्तानी हिन्दुओ को तो राशन दे नही रहे जो वहां रह रहे है । और हमारे देश के ये दोनों सिद्धू अब पाकिस्तानी आतंकियों की मदद की अपील कर रहे है
पता लगाओ bcci और कितने सिद्धू पाल रहे है।
ये अफरीदी तो वही है ना जो tv फोड़ दिया था
— तेज ( प्रशासक समिति ) (@Tejsingh123456) March 31, 2020
Humanity? Where is their humanity while they are denying basic necessities to Hindus. Denying basic facilities on religious basis isn't inhumane for you?
— Mahima Dhingra🇮🇳 (@dhingramahima9) March 31, 2020
Tv serial mein aarti dikha rahe they and he broke the tv. Aisi mentality wale ke sath khada hai ye
— मिर्चा ग़ालिब (@mirchagalib) March 31, 2020
ऐसे समय में… pic.twitter.com/gR87GPfZsA
— Dalip Pancholi🇮🇳 (@DalipPancholi) March 31, 2020
What……u r raising money for #Pakistan & Afridi foundation ! 😠
Havn't u heard Afridi 's venomous tweets during #CAA ? 😠
— Proud Indian 🇮🇳 (@16abha16) March 31, 2020
Go to hell, Yuvraj. Lost all respect for you and your comrade Harbhajan Singh who too has an overly soft spot for Pakistanis and Shahid Afridi.
— Vinayak (@vinayak_jain) March 31, 2020
सास से बैर पतोहू से नाता? Less fortunate hain toh bolo Modi ji se help maange. Sharm aa rahi hai usme? Unko aur baki Indians ko gali dene ne nahin aati.
— देवसेना (@MissSingh16) March 31, 2020
are u out of your mind?
— Indore Wale Bhiya (@IndoreWaleBhiya) March 31, 2020
पंजाब में लोग कोरोना से मर रहे है उसका कुछ नही।
पंजाबियों ने तुझे इस दिन के लिए ही सर पर चढ़ाया था
— scappy coco (@scrappycoxo) March 31, 2020
Indian Twitterati was not able to digest the fact that Yuvraj Singh was supporting someone who has constantly spoken against India, especially in regard to Kashmir. Indian citizens were already unhappy because of the poor condition of Hindu and Christian minorities in Pakistan and now there are reports that in these tough times, the Hindus and Christians were refused ration, saying that it is meant only for Muslims.
What do you have to say in this regard?