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“Every Indian need not know Hindi” – Twitter reacts angrily to BCCI commentator Rajender Amarnath’s controversial statement

Rajender Amarnath came up with the controversial statement during a Ranji Trophy match between Karnataka and Baroda

BCCI commentator Rajender Amarnath sparked controversy when he said that ‘every Indian should know Hindi as it is our mother tongue.’

The controversial moment came during a Ranji Trophy match between Karnataka and Baroda at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Thursday.

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BCCI commentator Rajender Amarnath’s controversial statement came up during a Ranji Trophy game between Baroda and Karnataka on Thursday. (Google Images)

It all started during the seventh over of Baroda’s second innings when one of the two commentators said:

“I liked the fact that Sunil Gavaskar is commentating in Hindi and is giving his valuable in the same language. I also loved it that he called the dot ball as a ‘bindi’ ball.”

The other commentator, identified as Rajender Amarnath, replied:

“Every Indian must know Hindi. This is our mother tongue. There is no bigger language than this.”

Meanwhile, Amarnath’s statement was not well received by the public as it was met with angry reactions from fans, who soon took to Twitter to question show their disapproval. Here are a few of the reactions to the controversial statement:

Amarnath clarifies his stance later

Commentator Amarnath, who kicked off the controversy later clarified his stance saying he respected all the languages and issued his apologies.

“We always respect all the languages which are spoken in this country and if it has hurt anybody then my sincere apologies to everybody. Please do not take it in any other way except we were just discussing that we love to speak that language as you love to speak your language.”

“India is a country where many languages are spoken and each region has its own mother tongue and we respect everybody’s language,” he said (h/t Yahoo).

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