After being trolled, criticised and tormented for all these days, Indian cricketer Parvez Rasool finally spoke of the incident that happened during a T20 match. The cricketer said that the whole incident is "disheartening".
What was the real incident that made Rasool to comment after many days of torment?
Rasool had come to the Indian side nearly after three years of wait and it turned unceremonious. Rasool, the first player from Jammu and Kashmir to play for Team India, came under severe criticism when he was seen chewing gum during the national anthem ceremony before the start of a T20 match against England recently.
This was the first match of three series and Rasool's gesture had brought criticism pouring down on him in gush online.
Meanwhile, after many days of wait he spoke up his mind about the incident to ETV.
Let cricketers play cricket and don’t involve them into politics unnecessarily. I try to keep my focus on the game and don’t let these controversies affect me. It is already very difficult for cricketers from our region to make it into the national team and when these things happen it is very disheartening. One has to remain tough and should not give importance to such controversiesParvez Rasool