The ongoing farmers’ protest in India which is going on for more than two months garnered the attention of international celebrities. American singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty and Swedish climate activist tweeted in favour of the farmers’ protest. After which, former Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar had to intervene and silenced them in one tweet.
The batting phenom called for unity and added that external forces can only be spectators but not participants. Sachin Tendulkar further echoed that this matter will be dealt with internally. Even the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) condemned the statements made by international icons and warned them to refrain from making such statements.
Not just Sachin, the likes of Indian head coach Ravi Shastri, Indian captain Virat Kohli, India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane chipped in with their own opinions over the ongoing farmer’s protest. While the majority of them launched a scathing attack on international icons’ tweets, there were others who supported them.
Irfan Pathan’s cryptic tweet spreads like wildfire on social media
Not a long ago, Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Sandeep Sharma posted a tweet where he lashed out at the negative reaction towards American pop star Rihanna. Sandeep is not the only one to support Rihanna on farmers’ protest. Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan made an entry by posting a cryptic tweet which went viral on social media.
The former all-rounder took a dig at the ongoing uproar in India over the interference of external forces in the internal affairs of India. Extending his big support on farmer’s protest, the 36-year-old came up with a cryptic tweet on his Twitter handle where he went on to call out the hypocrisy of his fellow Indians.
In his post, the former cricketer also highlighted that Indians raised their voices when George Floyd was brutally murdered by the police in the USA. “When George Floyd was brutally murdered in the USA by a policeman, our country rightly expressed our grief. #justsaying,” wrote Pathan.