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Irfan Pathan urges sports stars to talk about the problems that affect society: we have to walk the talk

HIGHLIGHT

  • Irfan Pathan feels that the country will advance if sports stars start talking about social issues
  • You can only build your image on social media if you have thick skin: Irfan Pathan
  • I try to bring my thoughts to people so that my country can benefit from it: Pathan

Former versatile Indian Irfan Pathan feels that cricketers rarely express their opinion on the problems affecting our society due to insecurities and fear of losing their jobs.

Irfan Pathan is one of the rare sports stars who talk about social issues and is no stranger to the backlash on social media for being outspoken.

But Pathan is of the opinion that only those with thick skin can speak while those with insecurities chose to remain silent on various social issues.

“You can only build your image on social media if you have thick skin and are real. As a social influencer and a person who has represented India at the highest level, I will always speak of unity.

“I try to keep my life private, but I express my thoughts to people so that my country can benefit from it.” students also before leaving and expressing concern about it, “Pathan told Raunak Kapoor on the Instagram live show ‘Beyond The Field’.

The 35-year-old feels that the country will advance if the sports stars start talking about the problems that affect our society.

“Ideally, if cricket players or sports stars can talk and talk about the problems that affect society, then it will only bring the country forward. But simply saying” hamara desh mahan hai “will not help. We need to walk the talk.

“If you ask why others don’t talk about sensitive issues, then I feel like they have insecurities. For example, a commentator ends up losing his job for praising the opposition because of a movie star tweets against him. These are the insecurities. So if we can guarantee their safety, they will come out and talk, “Pathan said.

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