New Delhi: Gujarat Titans pacer Yash Dayal found himself in the middle of a massive controversy after sharing a communal story on his Instagram story. Even though the story was soon deleted, the screenshot of the same went viral with fans slamming Dayal for his post. Later, Dayal posted another story on his Insta handle and clarified that the story was shared by mistake and he apologises for the same.
“Guys, I apologise for the story, it was posted by mistake, please don’t spread hate. I have respect for each and every community in society,” wrote Dayal.
Hours after the apology, Yash Dayal released a statement and alleged that his Insta handle was hacked. Dayal said that neither he did post the Islamophobic story nor he issued any apology.
“There were two stories posted on my Insta handle today – both of which weren’t done by me. I have reported the matter to authorities as I believe my account is being accessed by someone else and used for posting. I am trying to regain full control of my Instagram account.”
“I respect all communities and the picture shared today does not reveal my true beliefs,” Dayal said in a statement.
Rinku Singh Hit Yash Dayal For Five Sixes In An Over
Yash Dayal played for Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023 but he had a tournament to forget. Dayal played five games for GT, picking just two wickets. He grabbed eyeballs when Rinku Singh smashed him for five sixes in an over. Defending 29 in the last over, Dayal was hit for five sixes on five balls as KKR pulled off a heist against GT. Yash was dropped from the team after the horrific performance but returned to play a couple of games for the team later in the tournament.