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Virat Kohli backs Abhinav Mukund’s tweet on ‘Racial Abuse’

Abhinav Mukund scored a career best 81 against Sri Lanka in Colombo Test (Picture Source: Getty images (File Photo)

Showing discrimination against people of other races is always going to be an unhealthy sign. Uttering out such tosh racist comments would certainly hurt people that is deemed contrary to the spirit of mankind. Indian Test cricketer Abhinav Mukund recently expressed his opinions on racism and skin tone through a letter on his official Twitter handle that drew attention to the entire social media platform.

Abhinav Mukund disclosed the fact that he faced a lot of hard situations in his childhood because of his skin colour. However, that didn’t stop him from becoming a cricketer to represent the prestigious Indian cricket team. It’s all about being comfortable with what God has given to us and that’s what Abhinav Mukund said.

Abhinav Mukund scored a career best 81 against Sri Lanka in Colombo Test (Picture Source: Getty images (File Photo)

Abhinav Mukund wrote this letter to target people who abuse people’s skin colour. What ever the surroundings maybe, he thrived as a cricketer from being a beginner to featuring for India and that’s the thing to be noted and appreciated. Abhinav also emphasised the fact that “Fair isn’t the only lovely or handsome guys”.

Abhinav Mukund finds support from Kohli and Ashwin:

Virat Kohli wrote, “Very well said Abhinav. ?”

Ravichandran Ashwin’s caption read, “Read and learn, don’t make it a headline cos its someone’s emotion.

Then Abhinav Mukund once again updated his status on Twitter to say:

Abhinav Mukund didn’t speak only on his part but also for the people who faced racist comments in their lives. It’s quite obvious that Abhinav just made a positive statement hoping change for the better. He emphasised the fact that racial discrimination should be wiped there in the society.

“Guys, please don’t turn this into something else, and it has absolutely no connection to anyone in the team. Please don’t turn this into something political, I just wanted to make a positive statement hoping to make a change. That’s all. It is mainly targeted at people who have been posting abuses about colour and saying absolutely derogatory things about the tone of my skin. That s all!”, said Abhinav Mukund.

Written by Chaithanya G

A die-hard Arsenal fan and a foodie who likes to deliver some crunch in scripting articles on Cricket.


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