India’s Cricket Stars Have Spoken, But Is This How They Wish To Be Heard.

Virat Kohli, in fact, was asked about the farmer’s protests a day after mostly all members of the Indian team tweeted about it, and he said that ‘any issue in India is discussed’ by the players.

But then, what happened one year back, in January 2020, when the Indian cricket captain was asked to comment on the CAA protests? He had said he didn’t know enough to comment on the issue when the country had been rocked by protests over the CAA for well over a month by then.

And so, that is what I mean when I say the problem isn’t their opinion, it’s that we’ve never heard their opinion before.

Like if they have indeed seen reason in this current issue that we haven’t so far, maybe the platform standing on which they deliver their opinion is just high enough to make people look up and start a conversation.

Open a discussion.

Give us more than copy paste.

Let us live as a democracy.

Do more with the power that you have been given.

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