Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Twitter fans of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday offered mixed reactions to reduction in his security cover, with quite a few questioning the decision and venting their anger on the social media platform.
#SachinTendulkar trended on Twitter, with several fans demanding restoration of his earlier security level.
Bharat Ratna awardee Tendulkar had till now enjoyed X category security, under which a policeman guarded the 46-year-old cricketer at all times.
One fan tweeted that while Tendulkar had been stripped of security cover, Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackrey’s had been upgraded to Z category. “What is the Maharashtra government up to? Open brazenness for personal gains & benefits…,” he wrote.
One fan posted: “The God does not need security.”
Another wrote: “Nothing wrong… he is not a cricketer in this generation….”
One post read: “Why should Tendulkar be guarded by government forces?”
Another fan tweeted: “Dear #SachinTendulkar fans, hope you voted for the BJP (in the Maharashtra elections).”
One fan posted: “Sachin Tendulkar is >>>>>>>than the Thackeray family… why their security has been increased and the God of Cricket’s decreased. He is greater than all your family put together.”
One user said: “I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar. The security cover should be according to security threat. The master blaster will always remain special to cricket lovers in India.”