New Delhi: India players including captain Virat Kohli on Thursday backed their teammate Abhinav Mukund's strong stand against racial abuse.
Mukund had posted a compelling message against racial abuse on social media, saying that he has himself been at the receiving end of insults and ridicule for his skin tone.
Very well said Abhinav. 👌
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 10, 2017
Not just Kohli, Mukund's view was endorsed by Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya.
"Read and learn, don't make it a headline cos its someone's emotion," wrote Ashwin.
Read and learn, don't make it a headline cos its someone's emotion. https://t.co/AnN9EMofj2
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) August 10, 2017
Muk on point 👌🏻🙏🏻👍🏻 I love 👶🏾 https://t.co/s6e4Xb5H7t
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 10, 2017
Even badminton player Jwala Gutta showed her support after reading Mukund's statement.
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) August 10, 2017
Mukund, who featured in the first Test against Sri Lanka in the ongoing series and scored 81 in the second innings, expressed his disappointment at some of messages sent to him targetting his skin tone.
The left-handed Tamil Nadu batsman, however, made it clear that his statement had nothing to do with any member of the Indian cricket team.