Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come out in support of Indian hockey team on his Twitter account. King Khan who played hockey in his college days knows what it feels to be ignored by the system.
He wrote on his twitter, “(I) feel awful for the Indian hockey team. To play for the country… (the) national sport and have to ask for salary. And we complain we don’t win gold.”
This is a big statement from the superstar, who also acted in a film based on hockey, Chak De India. Shah Rukh is known for his outspoken nature and has taken stance every now and then on sports. SRK also owns a cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders and has always been backing the team even when the team is not producing results.
Even actor turned activist Gul Panag came in support of the hockey players, who were not given salaries on time. She said, “Sad that our hockey team has to constantly fight for its dues — and not just financial. Whereas cricket.”
This apathy in Indian hockey is very disheartening to see for people who are fans of this game and also for kids who are looking to take up the sport.