'Disgusted' Virat Kohli calls Shaktiman's attackers 'cowards', wants strongest action against guilty

Virat took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to share his sentiments.

Last Updated: Mar 18, 2016, 12:48 PM IST
'Disgusted' Virat Kohli calls Shaktiman's attackers 'cowards', wants strongest action against guilty

New Delhi: India's limited-overs cricket vice-captain Virat Kohli on Friday expressed his anguish at the treatment meted out to horse 'Shaktiman' by anti-government protestors in Dehradun.

Kohli stated that he was shocked and disgusted at the unprovoked attack on the animal, terming the act as cowardly.

He went on to add that strong and swift action must be initiated against those guilty.

Virat took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to share his sentiments.

This is not the first time the stylish right-hander has voiced his opinion in a matter of this nature. Kohli often shares pictures of animals and even requests his fans and followers to adopt a noise-free Diwali.

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Ganesh Joshi, who is accused of allegedly attacking horse 'Shaktimaan' during a protest by his party workers recently, was on Friday arrested by the Dehradun police.

'Shaktiman', a well-trained horse which was part of Uttarakhand Mounted Police for years, was allegedly attacked by Joshi during the march. 

The animal suffered fractures in one of his hind legs during the protest.

An FIR was lodged at Nehru Colony Police Station against Joshi and his associates. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat had also expressed concern over the horse's condition.