On his 39th birthday, former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh wished for a speedy resolution of the ongoing conflict between farmers and the Central government. 

Yuvraj took to social media to inform that he was distancing himself from remarks made by his father Yograj Singh endorsing the sportspersons returning their awards to support the agitation.

In his statement on Twitter, Yuvraj said: "Undoubtedly, farmers are the lifeblood of the nation and he believed that the problem could be resolved through peaceful dialogue."

The cricketer further wrote, "Birthdays are an opportunity to fulfill a wish or desire and this birthday, rather than celebrating, I only wish and pray for a swift resolution of the ongoing talks between our farmers and our government."

"I am saddened and upset by the statements made by Mr Yograj Singh. I wish to clarify that his remarks have been made in an individual capacity and my ideologies are not the same in any manner," Yuvraj added.

Yograj had earlier this week backed sportspersons who were returning their awards to show support with the protesting farmers, saying: "Farmers are demanding the right thing. The central government should listen to them. It is really high time that the government should come up with solutions in this regard and I back all those sportspersons who are returning their prestigious awards."