Yuvraj Singh rubbishes bookie Mazhar Majeed's claims

Yuvraj Singh said he does not even know who Mazhar Majeed is Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Chandigarh: Oct 11, 2011

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has rubbished the claims made by Mazhar Majeed, that he is among the few top international cricketers accessible to the cricket agent.

Yuvraj wrote on Twitter, “And who is majid!! absolute rubbish! Don’t no never met!”

He added, “The problem in India is if some one says a rooster has given an egg it will become news !! Whether its true or not its doesn’t matter.”

Majeed, who is at the centre of spot-fixing allegations, came up with a series of boasts to the undercover journalist who posed as an Indian businessman.

Majeed told journalist Mazhar Mahmood that he “very well” knew Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, Tennis player Roger Federer and was “good friends” with former England cricketers Mike Gatting, Phil Tufnell, Geoffrey Boycott, Pakistan ex-skipper Imran Khan and former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi, among others, a court in London heard.

Majeed also claimed that he had several Pakistan players under his control, including Salman Butt, brothers Kamran and Umar Akmal, and Shoaib Malik and had access to other star cricketers like Chris Gayle, Brett Lee, Ricky Ponting, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh.