Rishi Kapoor is one of the few Bollywood stars who don’t hold back from giving his opinions on varied matters on happening across India and sometimes across the world. This time Rishi Kapoor gave his opinion on Pakistani cricketers being allowed to play in the Twenty20 matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
On the eve of the opening ceremony of the tenth edition of the IPL, the ‘Kapoor & Sons’ star, took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to give his piece of mind to the authorities.
“IPL. You got world players. Afghanistan makes debut. My plea is please consider Pakistani players,” tweeted Rishi.
“Phir match hoga! Hum bade log hain. (Match must be played again. We are a benevolent people.) Please!” continued Rishi.
His “plea” is in the light of the fact that no Pakistani player has played in the IPL after 2008 (year of its inception). The ties between the two neighboring countries are strained owing to the political and border conflicts. Since over 6 months, Pakistani artistes have also been banned from Bollywood and other allied industries in any capacity.
The tenth edition of IPL is all set to begin from today where Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.