India’s 2011 World Cup star and iconic cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who turned 39 on Sunday, took to social media to state that he was deeply saddened and upset by his father Yograj Singh’s speech on the protests staged by the farmers in NCR, adding that his ideologies are not similar to that of his father.
Yuvraj also said that he hoped for a speedy resolution to the ongoing conflict between agitating farmers and the Union government and hoped the matter could be resolved through a peaceful dialogue.
Yuvraj urged his fellow countrymen to continue taking all necessary precautions and safety measures against the coronavirus infection as our society continues to fight against the pandemic.
“Undoubtedly, farmers are the lifeblood of the nation and he believed that the problem could be resolved through peaceful dialogue,” Yuvraj Singh said in a statement on Twitter.
“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” Yuvraj posted on a message on Twitter at the stroke of his 39th Birthday.
“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.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 11, 2020
Yuvraj’s comments came after Yograj Singh on Monday urged the Central Government to listen to the demands of the farmers, and backed sportspersons who were returning their awards to show support with the protesting farmers.
“Farmers are demanding the right thing, the 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 award,” Yuvraj’s father Yograj said on the ongoing stir between the farmers’ and the Centre.