Former Indian cricket star Yuvraj briefly arrested in alleged casteist remarks case
17 Oct 2021
Yuvraj Singh has apologised for the remarks he made on social media last year. File photo
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was reportedly arrested by the Hansi police in Haryana state in a case lodged against him for using a casteist remarks against another cricketer, Yuzvendra Chahal, during an Instagram live chat.
According to reports, Yuvraj was interrogated for three hours before being released on interim bail. "Yuvraj Singh was arrested under section 153A and section 505 of the Indian Penal Code," it said.
It is learnt that the incident dates back to June 2020 when Yuvraj made a derogatory remark, although jokingly, towards Chahal during an Instagram Live session with India opener Rohit Sharma.
While speaking with Sharma about 'hahal's famous TikTok and Instagram videos, Yuvraj made an indecent remark, which was of casteist in nature, aiming for the RCB leggie.
Expressing regret over the comments, in a statement on his official Twitter handle last year, Yuvraj tweeted, "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."