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AFP
April 2, 2020

Yuvraj, Harbhajan face backlash for supporting Afridi’s charity

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AFP
April 2, 2020

NEW DELHI: Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have unleashed a social media storm by backing former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.Afridi’s appeal for donations to help people affected by the deadly virus in Pakistan has had overwhelming support from leading cricketers.

Harbhajan urged people to contribute in a video message, and called on other cricketers in the two countries to make similar appeals. “These are testing times, it’s time to look out for each other,” Yuvraj wrote on Twitter in a call for funds.

While Afridi thanked the two, Indian netizens reacted with fury at the support for a rival player who has been a vocal critic of India’s handling of the Kashmir dispute.

“Do you have any sense?” wrote one. “Lost respect” for Harbhajan Singh, added another. “Sorry guys you lost it.”