Indian cricketer and Jammu Kashmir skipper Parvez Rasool has lashed out at social media trolls for implicating him into a controversy for his inference act during his T20I debut against England on January 26 at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur.
When Indian players were standing in line for the national anthem that time Rasool was seen came chewing a gum while the anthem was on, as per media pictures, which made a big controversy over him.
Finally, Rasool has broken his silence on the controversy and told ETV in an exclusive interview, "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."
He further added on this, "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 controversies."
Unfortunately, Rasool failed to find a team in this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but he said that he is not sad about that.
The Jammu-Kashmir skipper concluded, "It is just part and parcel of the game and I am not sad that I wasn’t picked up in the IPL auction. I was amongst the top all-rounders in this year's Ranji Trophy and would like to keep performing whenever I get a chance to play."