LAST UPDATED: Feb. 4, 2021, 8:36 a.m.
New Delhi (Aarti Pokhriyal): Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked former England captain Kevin Pietersen for his fondness towards India on Wednesday.
After External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, had tweeted a photo of a flight delivering Covid 19 vaccines to Johannesburg on Monday, Pietersen praised the nation’s actions.
On Tuesday, the 40-year old wrote on Twitter “Indian generosity and kindness grows more and more every single day. The beloved country!”
After Pietersen’s tweet, PM Modi posted, “Glad to see your affection towards India. 🙂 We believe that the world is our family and want to play our role in strengthening the fight against COVID-19.”
Meanwhile, former India cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Anil Kumble, and Ravi Shashtri have joined Bollywood superstars Ajay Devgan, and producer-director Karan Johar to support the government’s call on standing against “propaganda” considering the ongoing farmers’ protest.
Team India captain Virat Kohli also expressed his viewpoint on the issue.
“Let us all stay united in this hour of disagreements. Farmers are an integral part of our country and I’m sure an amicable solution will be found between all parties to bring about peace and move forward together.#IndiaTogether,” he wrote.
“India’s sovereignty cannot be negotiated. External forces can be spectators but not participants. Indians know India and should decide for India. Let’s remain united as a nation. #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda,” tweeted Sachin.