India’s Mukund slams trolls for comments on skin colour

MUMBAI: India opening batsman Abhinav Mukund has lashed out at social media trolls for comments he received on his skin tone and has called for a change in people’s mindset.
The 27-year-old Tamil Nadu batsman posted a statement on Twitter late on Wednesday, saying that he had wanted to address the issue for a while.
“Ever since I was young, people’s obsession with my skin colour has always been a mystery to me,” said Mukund, who has played seven tests for India.
“Anyone who follows cricket would understand the obvious. I have played and trained day in and day out in the sun and not even once have I regretted the fact that I have tanned or lost a couple of shades.
“It is simply because I love what I do and I have been able to achieve certain things only because I have spent hours outdoors.”
Mukund, who hails from Chennai, considered one of the hottest places in India, said he had been subject to a lot of ‘name-calling’. — Reuters