Former Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh got into a bit of 'trouble' last evening, after they posted tweets, urging people to contribute to Shahid Afridi's NGO in Pakistan.
Both of them shared videos of themselves on Twitter, supporting the cause undertaken by Afridi and his organisation.
These are testing times, it’s time to lookout for each other specially the ones who are lesser fortunate. Lets do our bit, I am supporting @SAfridiOfficial & @SAFoundationN in this noble initiative of covid19. Pls donate on https://t.co/yHtpolQbMx #StayHome @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/HfKPABZ6Wh— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 31, 2020
This did not go well with people, who accused the two of supporting the neighbouring country when their own needs help.
It really hurts us !!— shiv sharma (@shivsharmaa) March 29, 2020
No problem in helping anybody In this hour of crisis but you need to learn from @SAfridiOfficial , how to serve your own country ... Do something for your own country ..you owes a debt to India 🇮🇳 jai hind !!
Shame on you— Minty Sharma🍹 (@MintOminty) March 31, 2020
In the times when exports have been banned, when resources are not enough for our own country people like @YUVSTRONG12 & @harbhajan_singh are asking us to donate to @SAfridiOfficial ?— Vagisha (@vagishasoni) March 31, 2020
Guess its time to cancel their names out of 'People who inspire List'#ShameOnYuviBhajji pic.twitter.com/xY8vUpipUE
Shame on you Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, people of India gave you Name, Fame & all, and you are requesting People to Donate for PAKISTAN, why not for INDIA???#ShameOnYuviBhajji Big Shame 😡 pic.twitter.com/YUDCE3OygU— Rajesh Dangi 🇮🇳 (@rajeshmodimodi) March 31, 2020
Remember my word.. never make them your hero..— शिवानी तिवारी 🇮🇳 (@ayodhya_wasi) March 31, 2020
They are traitor only ....!#ShameOnYuviBhajji
However, there were some people who took the cricketers' side and said that humanity comes before nationality during these unprecedented times.
Proud of You 🤗— wania.___.(stayHomeSavesLives) (@UmmeHan25505172) April 1, 2020
Keep doing the help of needy people 😊
Humanity Comes first... What's the Porblem if He Dontes Money to Pakistan ..— Mathan ( Harleen , Jemimah Fan ❤️ ) (@Mathanmahe777) April 1, 2020
Before Speaking #ShameOnYuviBhajji You Must Think about What he Har Done for Nation.. Played Finals with Cancer for Nation.. to Win.. #IStandWithYuvi pic.twitter.com/V3DiLIa0c9
Yes I am die hard fan of @YUVSTRONG12 . And I am proud to be his fan. Now I came to know he was donating to the people in Pakistan now I am more proud to be his fan. Because he understood the pain and helping others and not like others who believe in region#IStandWithYuvi— Ram pakalapati (@pakalapati_ram) April 1, 2020