Regrettably, Gujarat Titans pacer Yash Dayal has been involved in controversy after allegedly sharing a communal message on his official Instagram story. The post pertained to the contentious topic of ‘Love Jihad.’ While Dayal swiftly deleted the post, screenshots had already been taken and began circulating on social media platforms.
In response to the backlash, Dayal apologized on his Instagram story, acknowledging his mistake and urging people not to spread hate. He expressed his respect for all communities within society. However, despite his apology, fans and followers have criticized the cricketer for raising a sensitive issue and creating controversy.
Dayal’s apology in his latest Instagram story read: “Guys apologies for the story it was posted by mistake plz don’t spread hate. Thank you. I have respect for each and every community in society.”
It is important to approach such topics sensitively and promote harmony within communities. While the authenticity of the screenshots has yet to be confirmed, the incident serves as a reminder of the need for responsible social media usage by public figures. It is crucial for individuals in influential positions, such as professional athletes, to be mindful of their words and actions, considering the impact they can have on society.
The reactions on Twitter have been mixed, with some users expressing disappointment and condemnation over the alleged post. At the same time, others await further verification of the screenshots and reserve judgment until more information becomes available.
He is Yash Dayal, GT bowler. This was his Instagram story earlier and obviously Which has been deleted now.— Woke Patroller (@WokePatroller) June 5, 2023
No one is speaking for sakshi as outrage holding placards only reserved for special community.
But at least someone has spoken for Hindu girl who was brutally stabbed… pic.twitter.com/1uWKdOFeoN
Instagram story by @gujarat_titans player Yash Dayal who was hit for 5 sixes in an over by Rinku Singh and was crying. Imagine the outrage if same communal motivated story would have been shared by his fellow team player @MdShami11 or by someone like @mdsirajofficial . pic.twitter.com/RFfedO3GQU— Furkan (@tweetsbyfurkan) June 5, 2023
Yash Dayal deleted his Instagram story right away…— Nawaz 🇵🇰 (@Rnawaz31888) June 5, 2023
If ya koi Muslim Player krta tu ab tak Inki Lal ho chuki honi thi.. 🖐🏾🤚🏿🏻 pic.twitter.com/LeRlF6Y1jQ
Cricketer Yash Dayal's One Insta Story Shook The Entire Ecosystem 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/8Gwe73lCtA— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) June 5, 2023
This is Instagram story of Cricketer Yash Dayal.— Jokerrr (@jokerrr2_0) June 5, 2023
When he got smashed by 5 sixes in 5 balls, I felt bad for him. guess I still need to learn to stop being sympathetic towards non-Muslim atheletes and celebrities. Until I know what's in their hearts. #SadaHuaSamaaj @IrfanPathan pic.twitter.com/WXejMhz2Mn
Yash Dayal, the Gujarat Titans pacer, faced a tough moment in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 when he conceded five back-to-back sixes in an over against the Kolkata Knight Riders. In a crucial match, Kolkata required 29 runs off the final over for victory. Rinku Singh unexpectedly hammered Dayal for five consecutive sixes in the final five balls of the over. This remarkable feat led to one of the biggest heists in the history of T20 cricket.
Following that game, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya revealed that Dayal had fallen ill and experienced significant weight loss as a result of the pressure and disappointment of that event. It’s not uncommon for players to face mental and emotional challenges after such incidents, especially when they occur in high-stakes matches. The intense scrutiny and expectations in professional cricket can affect players’ well-being.