Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the situation in the whole world including India and Pakistan has been quint strenuous. Many prominent names have come forward and have donated to aid in the battle against the pandemic. Recently, India’s two match-winning players Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh also came forward and urged fans on Twitter to donate to Shahid Afridi’s foundation. Afridi’s foundation is working extensively in Pakistan to provide people with ration and other basic needs.
However, the fact that Yuvraj and Harbhajan were asking fans to contribute to the Pakistani foundation didn’t go down well with Indian fans. Furthermore, several fans were also critical of Shahid Afridi, who has criticized India on multiple occasions. Several Indians on Twitter criticised this move of the two former Indian cricketers.
Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh’s wife Geeta Basra has come forward in support of the off-spinner’s move and has said India will always come first for Harbhajan. However, considering the current situation, the goodwill gesture was for helping Afridi. She also added that in these trying times, people should not think of religion before helping anyone as the wrath of coronavirus has affected all across the globe.
‘Harbhajan Singh will die for India’: Geeta Basra
“He says he knows what his country means to him and doesn’t want to explain an act done for humanity. He lives for India and will die for India. It’s literally like that. His country will always come first. Whenever he has played cricket, he did it with his heart. And everyone knows what India means to him,” Geeta Basra said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Basra says, “This goodwill gesture was to help Afridi, with whom they have played cricket, and have years of friendship, and he’s trying to do his bit for his country. They tried spreading the words to their fans all over the world, NS inspiring more people to support his good work.”
“Let’s not bring religion or anything else into this. Even the virus isn’t making any discrimination. They would’ve done the same if anyone from any of the other teams like West Indies or England would’ve sought help,” added Basra.
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