World Cup-winning India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh offered unconditional apology and conceded helium had wounded the sentiments of his chap countrymen aft sharing a arguable station featuring slain Khalistani separatist person Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.
On the 37th day of Operation Blue Star (June 6), Harbhajan shared an Instagram communicative that labelled Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale arsenic a martyr. The off-spinner faced flak arsenic societal media was flooded with posts, criticising his enactment to the Khalistani leader.
Taking to societal media connected Monday, Harbhajan said his volition was to not station thing against the interests of the country. The Kolkata Knight Riders spinner conceded that helium did not look into the contented but shared the station successful haste connected his Instagram account.
"I conscionable privation to clarify and apologise for an Instagram station yesterday. It was a WhatsApp guardant that I posted successful haste without adjacent realising the contented utilized and what it signified oregon stood for," Harbhajan said successful a station connected Twitter.
"That was my mistake I accept, and nary signifier bash I subscribe to the views connected that station oregon enactment the radical whose pictures were carried.
My heartfelt apology to my people.. pic.twitter.com/S44cszY7lh— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 7, 2021
"I americium a Sikh who volition combat for India and not against India. This is my unconditional apology for hurting the sentiments of my federation successful information immoderate anti-national radical against my radical I bash not enactment and ne'er will," helium added.
"I person fixed my humor and sweat for this state for 20 years and volition ne'er ever enactment thing that is anti-India."
The poster that Harbhajan shared featured Bhnidranwale among others, calling them martyrs. The station was successful Punjabi and it work "Heartfelt tribute to those martyred successful Operation wrong Shri Harmandir Sahib connected June 1-6, 1984".
Harbhajan Singh, who won the T20 World Cup successful 2007 and the 50-over World Cup successful 2011 with India, has not played for the elder nationalist squad since March 2016. The Punjab spinner represented Chennai Super Kings successful the Indian Premier League successful 2018 and 2019 but opted retired of IPL 2020 successful the UAE owed to idiosyncratic reasons. He returned to play for Kolkata Knight Riders, his 3rd IPL franchise, successful IPL 2021 earlier it was suspended owed to affirmative Covid-19 cases successful the bio-bubbles of aggregate franchises successful May.