Internet Desk: Many Indian cricketers have come out and supported teammate Abhinav Mukund after the Indian opener took to twitter on Wednesday and strongly protested against racism. In the field of sports, racism is nothing new. It has become a social evil that has affected several sportsmen in the past.
Here are the tweets:
Earlier Mukund posted a message on his twitter account, where he asked people not to abuse anyone on the basis of their skin ton. In a series of tweets, he also went on to add that while he has no intention to make it a political issue, he was only sharing a situation he had faced himself.
The opener spoke about how people targeted his skin colour from his young age. He wrote, “I have been travelling a lot within and outside our country since I was 15. Ever since I was young, people’s obsession with my skin colour has always been a mystery to me. Anyone who follows cricket would understand the obvious. I have played and trained day in and day out in the sun and not once have I regretted the fact that I have tanned or lost a couple of shades. It is simply because I love what I do and I have been able to achieve certain things only because I have spent hours outdoor. I come from Chennai probably one of the hottest places in our country and I have gladly spent most of my adult life in the cricket ground.”
Revealing that he had been subject to a lot of name calling, Mukund further added, “I have laughed and shrugged it off because I had bigger goals! Affected young, I toughened up because this was never something that would pull me down. There were many times when I chose not to dignify these insults with responses.”