Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh was arrested and released on bail in an alleged casteist derogatory comments case on Sunday, in accordance with a High Court order.
The incident occurred during a live session with current India vice-captain Rohit Sharma in April 2020. The complaint was filed in June by a Dalit activist named Ranjan Kalsan, who claimed that the cricketer's remarks were deliberate and degraded and defamed the Dalit community.
During an Instagram chat last year, Singh is accused of making casteist comments about another cricketer. When he went to Hansi town in Hisar, the police said it was a "formal arrest," and he was later released on bail in accordance with the Punjab and Haryana High Court's order.
Yuvraj was reportedly questioned for three hours before being released on interim bail.
“I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted. However, as a responsible Indian I want to say that if I have unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings, I would like to express regret for the same” wrote Yuvraj Singh following the backlash faced by him after the live video went viral.