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    ‘We are savages’: Rohit Sharma heartbroken over the killing of pregnant elephant in Kerala, says no animal deserves cruelty

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    Rohit Sharma had batted for safety of elephants in 2014, in association with PETA.

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    The cricketer, fondly called ‘hitman’ by his fans, took to Twitter and called human beings ‘savages’. (Representative image)
    On Wednesday, a horrific incident of animal cruelty came to light which shook up the consciousness of the entire nation. A pregnant elephant in Kolkata was given a pineapple laden with firecrackers to eat. The firecrackers exploded in the elephant’s mouth, causing severe injury which ultimately led to her death. The inhumane and downright disgusting behaviour of those who fed the pineapple angered the nation.

    Indian cricket team batsman Rohit Sharma, who is known for hitting incredible shots on the pitch, took to social media to express his rage and disappointment at the incident.

    The cricketer, fondly called ‘hitman’ by his fans, took to Twitter and called human beings ‘savages’. Calling the incident ‘heartbreaking’, the 33-year-old said, ‘no animal deserves to be treated with cruelty.’

    Sharma is known to be an animal lover and has raised his voice against animal cruelty on multiple occasions. The batsman has also been leading campaigns in association with the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about animal conservation in the country.

    Back in November 2017, the right-handed batsman had tied up with an online store for selling merchandise items that would use his name and ODI Jersey number 45. Sharma went on to donate all the proceeds from the purchases to an animal charity.

    In 2018, on the occasion of World Rhino Day, Sharma was announced the WWF-India Rhino ambassador. In 2019, the cricketer had launched a campaign ‘Rohit4Rhinos’ in partnership with WWF India and Animal Planet to conserve the Indian Rhino and save the ‘vulnerable’ species from extinction.

    In 2014, the ace batsman had also starred in a video for PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) India, where he took a strong stand against animal circuses and batted for elephants.

    “Animals deserve respect, not to be imprisoned in small enclosures and forced to perform degrading and meaningless tricks out of fear of punishment”, Sharma said.

    Not just Sharma, but Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Olympian pistol shooter Heena Sidhu also took to social media to condemn the incident.

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