Mumbai: After Azharuddin it is Big B condemning Nasser Hussain’s remark calling India cricketers ‘donkey’. Most Indians have not taken this in a good taste including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: "Did not like Nasser Hussain ex-cricket captain of UK, refer to Indian fielders as `donkeys`, as he commentated on tour of our team."
A member of the commentary panel covering the T20 international between India and England on Wednesday, Hussain made that comment after Parthiv Patel misjudged Kevin Pietersen`s catch off Munaf Patel`s bowling.
"I would say the difference between the two sides is the fielding. England are an all-round good fielding side. I do believe that India have few... 3 or 4 very good fielders and one or two donkeys in the field still," Hussain had said.
Cricket is worshipped in India and the people have taken offence on this. Fans are fuming over this misconduct. One fan tweeted, "please take some action against Nasser Hussain for his remarks against our players…if don`t do it today he will again do it."
People are miffed to the extent that the debate has it they want PETA to take action against the former England captain. There are others who have said that he is suffering from `foot in mouth` disease.
Hussain has found support for his comment from cricketer Michael Vaughan. Vaughan, who has been criticized in the past for his comments on VVS Laxman, wrote on his blog, "Just seen that Nasser said the Indians have a couple of Donkeys in the field... How wrong can he be!!!! I have seen at least 4...."
A tweet criticizing both reads, "comparing Indian cricketers with donkey is disgraceful...i didnt expect this from Nasser Hussain and Vaughan."