Veteran NCP leader Sharad Pawar warned cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar, to be more careful while commenting on farmers’ issues, followed by Twitter on Saturday with caustic remarks against the former BCCI chief.
Tweeting on the agitation being made by farmers against three new agricultural laws like Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar, Pawar said, “I would suggest Sachin (Tendulkar) be careful while speaking on issues related to other areas.” On the borders of Delhi.
#WATCH: NCP chief Sharad Pawar says, "Many people have reacted sharply to the stand taken by them (Indian celebrities). I would advise Sachin (Tendulkar) to exercise caution while speaking about any other field." pic.twitter.com/adUmovzzDX
MNS chief Raj Thackeray also reiterated what Pawar had said. He said, “The government should not make this mistake again. Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar is a big but very simple person. He is facing the will of the people as the government asked him to tweet,” .
Sharad Pawar is in power in Maharashtra. Here he is openly threatening a resident of the state for using his right to speak on an issue.
Of course per media Sharad Pawar is beacon of liberalism, those criticising Rihanna are villains and those reforming agriculture are evil. https://t.co/imUhaHkWca
Pawar’s statement did not go down well with some people in the social media world who attacked him for openly “threatening” the cricketer.
“Sharad Pawar is in power in Maharashtra. Here he is threatening a resident of the state to exercise his right to speak openly on an issue. Certainly per media Sharad Pawar is a beacon of liberalism, which Criticizing Rihanna, he is a villain and is improving agriculture. The CEO of Bluecroft Digital Foundation, Akhilesh Mishra, said.
Another Twitter user said, “Have you heard Modi / Shah or any BJP leaders threatening for traitors, left-liberals, urban Naxalites who are campaigning for separatists and terrorists. But Pawar here pro-India stance Threatening Sachin to adopt. Who is the fascist? “
One of the respondents mocked Pawar, reminding him of the incident when Australian cricketers knocked him out after the Champions Trophy was presented in 2006.