Virat Kohli speaking before the match against Sri Lanka at Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati

With the widespread protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), how can Indian skipper Virat Kohli be left out without a touch of it. As team India and Sri Lanka get ready to play their first match of the New Year, Kohli was asked about the CAA ahead of their match at Guwahati.

As always, the Indian skipper tactfully tackled the question on the CAA.

“I don’t want to be irresponsible and speak on something that has radical opinions on both sides. I need to have total information and total knowledge of what it means and what’s going on. Then be responsible to give your opinion on it. You can say one thing and someone say another thing. So, I don’t want to involve with something on which I don’t have total knowledge. It’s not going to be responsible on my part to comment on it,” Kohli said on December 4, ahead of the match day.

He, however, said that the city looked safe and they haven’t faced any problem. The match will be played at the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) stadium at Barsapara in Guwahati on January 5.

The city and the state off late have witnessed widespread protests against the CAA.

Though the police and the officials of the ACA haven’t said anything on their concern about this ongoing protest, insiders in the state home department said that they didn’t want to take any chances.

So, the spectators have been barred from bringing anything with them inside the stadium.

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Abdul Gani is a Guwahati-based journalist


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