Sachin was told not to play politics and stick to playing cricket by Thackeray. I wonder who gave him these rights to decide who plays what. Commenting through his own news paper, Saamna, he reacted to the comments made by Sachin that he is first Indian and then a Maharashtrian, which of course he is proud of. Agreeable. But as one of the comments that I read, what will the Thackerays write for their nationality??? Indian or Maharashtrian? Its time to open the eyes and be open minded.
Such comments from a so-called leader were never expected. Where do he and his people disappear when there are terror attacks? How come they have high levels of energy to contradict the views of noted figures across the country? There was also another incident when a senior minister was taking an oath in Hindi which is our official language and was man-handled for not taking the oath in Marathi? This is the height of ignorance. Such narrow mindedness is not at all appreciated among us Indians.
I think we are moving backwards in this regard when the world is opening up new ideas and is welcoming peace pacts. I personally believe that Thackeray's comments can be ignored as it bears no consequence to any of us cricket fans. He could very well be termed as a man of words without actions.