Cricketer Harbhajan Singh issues unconditional apology after Twitter storm

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Image Instagrammed by @harbhajan3
Image Instagrammed by @harbhajan3

Mumbai : Former Indian off-spinner on Monday issued an unconditional apology after he received a lot of criticism on Twitter for allegedly paying tribute to a Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

Harbhajan, on Monday, took to Twitter to explain his actions and said his post on Instagram was made in haste and that it was a Whatsapp forward he received. He also mentioned that he does not support anyone or anything that is anti-India.

The former cricketer was massively criticized and trolled on social media for glorifying Bhindranwale.

“I just wish to clarify and apologise for an Instagram post yesterday. It was a WhatsApp forward that I posted in haste without even realising the content used and what it signified or stood for. That was my mistake I accept and at no stage, do I subscribe to the views on that post or support the people whose pictures were carried,” tweeted Harbhajan.

“I am a Sikh who will fight for India and not against India. This is my unconditional apology for hurting the sentiments of my nation. In fact any anti-national group against my people, I do not support and never will. I have given my blood and sweat for this country for 20 years and will never ever support anything that is Anti India,” he added.

On the work front, Harbhajan Singh was last seen playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 season that was suspended due to rising number of coronavirus cases in India.