The country is dealing with several issues right now, and while the Coronavirus outbreak is a huge concern, there are several other things that need to be addressed. Among the current situation of the farmers, the migrant deaths, decreasing GDP, the Indian Premier League 2020 is kickstarting today. Balika Vadhu fame Shashank Vyas, took to Twitter to question why is there a need for the game at this point of time with everything that is happening.
With increased attention to the Sushant Singh Rajput case, and now the IPL, we asked the actor about his point of view and how there are a handful of people talking about the real issues. He says, ''Keeping aside all the controversies around SSR, the point is why is there such a great urgency of IPL happening in 2020? What good has happened this year that we want to watch people play cricket while others cheer on? The lives that are lost, the migrants who lost their lives, people who are sweating it out, the current situation of farmers, or the GDP for that matter, it is not going to help. The problem right now is whatever you speak, people will counter each and everything and hence people avoid talking about it. Even if I say the correct universal truth also, let's say 'the moon is beautiful,' people will say no it is not, the sun is more beautiful.''
He adds, ''Whatever I wrote, I am not supporting any party, but the problem is there and nobody can deny that fact. We are having an IPL in Dubai and that is it, but what is the urgency of that? Like I said, there is a difference between important and urgent, what is important right now? We don't have ventilators or enough beds.''
Elaborating further, he adds, "We can always have cricket but we will do it when there is a fantastic time, which I hope happens soon and that is when we can do this much like we have been doing all these years. However, this was not the year for it and that is my point of view. People will counter that point and question what will happen if I don't watch IPL, but by that logic, what will happen if I speak? But this is my contribution and I cannot focus on just earning money, buying a house and living my life, that is now how things work.''
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