A three year old video of former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra revealing that he turned down an offer of Rs. 80 Lakh to upload three tweets per month is trending in Twitter now as a bunch of cricketers uploaded tweets against Farmers Protest on Wednesday evening. In the interaction with Gaurav Kapoor, Nehra says that he turned down the offer and added that he always do what his hearts, not what others order.
Since the evening of Wednesday, entire cricketing fraternity coming up with tweets opining about “India being together” and raised their voices against external forces involving in the politics of India. Starting from Sachin Tendulkar to current Indian captain Virat Kohli, almost all the top tier cricketers uploaded tweets advising their followers to be together.
It all started when International pop star Rihanna uploaded a tweet about the protest of Indian farmers. Follower by her Climate change activist Greta Thunberg, US Vice president Kamal Harris’s niece Meena Harris and former adult star Mia Khalifa also showed support posting tweets reacting to the agitation.
As soon as these tweets grabbed the headlines across the world, Indian popular sports personalities starting from Sachin Tendulkar to former Indian all rounder Suresh Raina, many cricketers uploaded tweets indicating that Indians should decide for India. Apart from Sachin, Virat, Raina, some of the big names such as Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya rahane, Hardik Pandya, Anil Kumble, Ravi Shahsthri came up with tweets advising their followers to be united.
The above mentioned cricketers are being subjected to massive trolls and criticisms in social media platforms. Here’s some of the reactions below :
Dear Indian celebrities/ actors/ sportsmen/ musicians/ stars,— Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) February 3, 2021
Grow some spine.
The harder they try, the worse it gets. It’s a PR disaster.— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) February 3, 2021
Remember this…today's a good day to know which celebs should still be loved and whom should be forgotten.— Sahil Shah 🇮🇳 (@SahilBulla) February 3, 2021
Dear @BCCI please stop forcing cricketers from tweeting propaganda. It’s very crude.— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) February 3, 2021
ஒரு பிரஸ் மீட் Face பண்ண துப்பில்ல.. ஒரு பொண்ணு போட்ட ஒரு ட்விட்டுக்காக ஒன்பதாயிரம் பேர வச்சு ட்விட் பண்ண சொல்லிக்கிட்டு இருக்கானுங்க..— ஆல்தோட்டபூபதி (@thoatta) February 3, 2021
Meanwhile, a three year old video of popular cricketer Asish Nehra turning down an offer of Rs.80 lakh a year for three tweets per month is doing rounds in social media platforms. “This guy came to me and said ‘Do 3 tweets per month and we will pay you Rs. 80 lakh for the year. But we will tweet you what to tweet’. I tell them ‘I don’t listen to anyone, no one can tell me what to do. I will do what my heart tells me to do. Get lost now.’ I f someone tells me to walk naked from here to there and they will give me 2 crore, that doesn’t mean I’m not going to walk naked.” said Nehra to Gaurav.
Watch the video below :
When Nehra Ji was asked to do paid tweets 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/dslRe4SytH— dimaagkoshot (@dimaagkoshot) February 2, 2021
Check out some of the reactions for this video :
Thanks fr the video man. Now it will b easy to convince my friends and relatives that Modi ji paid the stars for the tweets. 🙏— Phoonk Sukh (@Bhaktizer) February 4, 2021
80 lakh for three tweets for a month – Ashish Nehra .Understand how much money other celebrities may have got for yesterdays tweet .— Ananda kumar (@Anandakumarn) February 4, 2021
Money. The only thing Indian celebrities need .#SpinelessCelebs #shameonbollywood https://t.co/wM9tFVOhFg