Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has put his weight behind the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), protests over which have seen the country be on the boil over the last month – leading to thousands of arrests and detentions across the country.
Speaking to News18, Shastri said, “I have been playing for India from when I was 18 years old. In my team also there are all sorts, different castes, different religions. Just think Indian.”
“I am sure the government has thought about it properly. There are still certain things to be tweaked here and there and they will do it for the benefit of Indians. I am speaking as an Indian here.
“I am not talking about x, y, z religion because I am speaking as an Indian. That’s who I have been, I realized it even more when I played for the country. So, I have the right to speak as an Indian,” he said.