The batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar landed in trouble as demonstrations broke out near his home in Bandra on Thursday (August 31). The protests were held by independent MLA Bachchu Kadu and his party workers to oppose Sachin’s involvement in online gaming advertisements.
Kadu previously criticised Tendulkar’s promotion of Paytm First Games, terming it a bad influence on the youth. He also demanded that the cricket star should stop endorsing online gaming apps.
Tendulkar has already been urged by Kadu to either stop promoting online gaming or return his Bharat Ratna. The great cricketer was given a deadline of August 30 by Kadu. However, Sachin has ignored to meet their demands. In reaction, Kadu and his supporters demonstrated outside Tendulkar’s home. He and his followers chanted slogans asking that Tendulkar return his Bharat Ratna award because he was advocating online gaming and had a negative impact on young people.
“Sachin Tendulkar should return his Bharat Ratna award. If he does not opt out of the online gaming advertisement, we will protest outside every Ganesh pandal (during the upcoming Ganpati festival) where this advertisement is displayed and demand its removal. He is Bharat Ratna of the whole country,” Kadu told reporters before he and his supporters were taken away by the police.
The cops arrested Kadu and his 22 supporters. A case was filed at Bandra Police Station for creating disruption. According to a Bandra police station officer, Kadu and his followers were booked under sections 37 (violation of prohibitory orders) and 135 (disobeying law) of the Maharashtra Police Act.
Sachin, who retired as the highest ODI and T20 run-getter. His greatness in the game can be gauged from the fact that he has amassed 34347 runs in 664 international matches. The Mumbai-born player was the first ODI batsman to record a double century. It is also worth noting that similar rallies were held outside Shah Rukh Khan‘s home last week but a substantial security was provided.
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