Mandeep Singh is the first Indian active cricketer who has joined the protest of farmers protesting the new agricultural laws.
28-year-old Mandeep and his elder brother Harvinder Singh reached Delhi’s Singhu border and expressed their support for the farmers.
Mandeep told our associate newspaper Times of India, ‘I went to show my support to all the senior citizens who are peacefully protesting in this cold. The situation they are living in is heart-wrenching. ‘
Mandeep said, “The tractor has become their home, but they are not complaining.” She is very happy and excited. I salute his spirit. It was a great experience for me. The whole country is engaged in the work done by the farmers, and it is very important to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
Mandeep’s father died when he was recently playing in Dubai for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. He did not return home and two days later he scored a 66-run knock against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mandeep said, ‘If I were alive, he would have been part of this protest. He must be feeling proud that his sons have contributed.
Mandeep, who has played three T20 Internationals for India, said he was surprised to see how much support he is getting from different sections of the society.
Mandeep said, ‘I have never had this kind of experience in my entire life. It impressed me a lot. I hope the government will listen to their demands and all will return to their loved ones. ‘