"I am done with calling Afridi a friend."
Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have regretted their decision to back Shahid Afridi’s Covid-19 fund after the Pakistani cricketer made anti-India comments.
Harbhajan was left especially angry, saying that he is not worthy of his friendship.
In April 2020, the two Indian cricketers had offered their support to Afridi’s fund to help Pakistanis affected by Coronavirus.
Social media users were not happy with their decision and criticised them for supporting someone who openly made anti-India comments.
However, Afridi recently made several comments which angered the two cricket players.
Harbhajan said: “This is very upsetting what Shahid Afridi has come up with, talking ill about our country and our Prime Minister. This is just not acceptable.”
He added: “It was Afridi who requested me and Yuvi to do a video in support of his foundation as spread of pandemic doesn’t see religion or borders.
“But then he would time and again make anti-India comments.
“I feel terrible that I even called him a friend. He is not a worthy human being who can be called a friend. I am done with calling Afridi a friend.”
Harbhajan went on to say that Afridi had no right to talk negatively about India.
Yuvraj Singh expressed his disappointment on Twitter.
Really disappointed by @SAfridiOfficial‘s comments on our Hon’b PM @narendramodi ji. As a responsible Indian who has played for the country, I will never accept such words. I made an appeal on your behest for the sake of humanity. But never again.
Jai Hind ??
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 17, 2020
Afridi had made accusations against PM Modi in a video which went viral.
On his decision to support the Covid-19 fund, Harbhajan said:
“The intention was to support a good cause. But then I hear him make unsavoury statements about my country.
“Here I try to support you despite being viciously trolled and then you show your class.”
Harbhajan revealed that the online trolling did not affect him. He stated:
“No, I won’t say it affected me because these are people who don’t matter in my life. I know the kind of person I am. I don’t need to prove my love for my country.
“Yes, I understand one point. Had this been a charity for Wasim Akram and I had posted a video supporting him, I wouldn’t have been criticised or trolled because Akram never insulted my country.
“So no one would have been bothered. But here is a person, who asked for support for a cause and then lectures us on our country speaks more about him than me.”
Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh were not the only ones who were angered by Afridi’s comments.
Suresh Raina stated that Afridi was making the comments in order to stay relevant.