Bengaluru: Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has expressed regret over his “casteist” remark against leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in one of the Instagram live chat sessions.

On Friday (June 5), Yuvraj issued a statement. The 2011 World Cup hero landed in controversy after making an alleged casteist remark against Chahal while talking to Rohit Sharma on Instagram.

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Netizens had slammed Yuvraj for his remark. They started trending #YuvrajMaafiMaango (Yuvraj  Apologise) on Twitter. Now, the former left-handed batsman has said he was misunderstood and he doesn’t believe in any kind of disparity.

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“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,” Yuvraj, who won the Man-of-the-series award in World Cup 2011, wrote on Twitter.

“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. My love for India and all its people is eternal,” he added.