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Yuvraj apologises for casteist remark against Chahal

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, June 5: Former India star Yuvraj Singh on Friday apologised for making a casteist remark against Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram chat, saying he �unintentionally� hurt public sentiments.

It was during one of the Instagram live sessions with Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma that Yuvraj made the offensive comment about Chahal while talking about his regular social media posts.

In fact, an advocate from Hisar filed a police complaint against India�s twin World Cup winning hero, who was forced to issue an apology on his twitter page.

�I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted. However, as a responsible Indian I want to say that if I have unintentionally hurt anybody�s sentiments or feelings, I would like to express regret for the same,� he wrote.

The veteran of 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 40 Tests also clarified that he has �never believed� in any kind of discrimination.

�This is to clarify that I have never believed in any kind of disparity, be it on the basis of caste, colour, creed or gender. I have given and continue to spend my life for the welfare of people.�

�I believe in the dignity of life and respect each individual without exception,� he said. � PTI

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