Yuvraj Singh held, released on bail

Chandigarh: Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh was briefly arrested and then released on bail in Haryana on Saturday, the police said, as part of an investigation into a complaint that he had used a casteist slur in an Instagram live video against cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal.

The 39-year-old had earlier apologised for the unintentional remarks said he was misunderstood after his June 2020 Instagram live video with ex-teammate Rohit Sharma – that had his comments on leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal – was widely shared on social media, triggering outrage. Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma were seen discussing Mr Chahal’s TikTok videos.

As per court orders, Yuvraj Singh was arrested and then released on interim bail on Saturday, Nitika Gahlaut, a senior police officer in Haryana’s Hansi said. However, Yuvraj Singh’s representative Shazmeen Kara said the former cricketer had not been arrested.

Sources said Yuvraj Singh had appeared before the police in Hisar with four to five staffers, including his security personnel, accompanying him from Chandigarh.

 

NT Bureau