Indians Anger at Sachin Tendulkar over Farmer’s Protest Remarks

A day after his tweet on international personalities who tweeted on farmers protest, the members of Indian Youth Congress on Friday poured black oil on a cut-out of Sachin Tendulkar in Kochi, Kerala.

 

Sachin Tendulkar and Ravi Shastri joined Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and producer-director Karan Johar to support Centre’s call on standing against “propaganda” against the Indian government and its policies after international personalities like Rihanna and Greta Thunberg extended their support towards farmer’s protest.

“India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators but not participants. Indians know India and should decide for India. Let’s remain united as a nation. #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda,” tweeted Sachin.

“Agriculture is a very important part of the machinery of the Indian economic system. Farmers are the backbone of any country’s ecosystem. This is an internal matter which I’m sure will be resolved through dialogue. Jai Hind!  #IndiaStandsTogether #IndiaAgainstPropoganda,” tweeted Shastri.

Upset with Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet on farmers’ protest, scores of Keralites flooded tennis star Maria Sharpova’s social media pages with messages, apologising for trolling her in 2015 after she had in an interview pleaded ignorance about the cricket icon.

While most messages were apologetic of their previous comments critical of the former World No.1 and lashed out at Sachin Tendulkar for his tweet, a few even invited her to come to “God’s Own Country” to enjoy its scenic splendour and attend the iconic Thrissur Pooram once the coronavirus pandemic ended.

“Sharapova, you were right about Sachin, that he is not a person of quality that you should know,” a social media user commented in Malayalam, as was hundreds of other messages in the south Indian language.

(Ameen.A)

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