Virat Kohli, India’s star batsman has expressed shock over the beating of ‘Shaktiman’, the police horse who was brutally beaten during a protest.
Virat, who usually refrains from commenting on burning issues took to Twitter to express his grief and anger. Kohli said that there can be nothing more cowardly done than beating a beautiful harmless animal.
The cricketer, who has over nine million followers on Twitter, posted the tweets a day before India’s epic T20 clash with Pakistan in Kolkata tomorrow.
“Shocked & disgusted at the unprovoked attack on a beautiful, harmless animal. Nothing more cowardly!!!” Tweeted Kohli.
“Hope strongest and swiftest action is taken soon! Let’s all pray for Shaktiman (2/2)” He added.
Virat isn’t the only one who has spoken against thbi inhumanitarian act.
An overwhelming support and sympathy has been seen for Shaktiman in the four days since it was seen in visuals on TV dragging a mangled and bloodied hind leg at the protest at Uttarakhand’s Dehradun.
Last night, after its leg was amputated, the hashtag #prayforShaktiman started trending.