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Manoj Tiwary to lead the team. (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

Senior Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary has been vocal about the demise of bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Social media, meanwhile, continues to target cricketers including MS Dhoni on their silence as the investigation on his unceremonious death continues. Tiwary believes that he cannot speak for everyone.

The top-order batsman said that it is up to the cricketers to voice their opinions or not. He, however, said that people should come out as they have responsibilities as public figure. Tiwary also said that the fans have a lot of expectations from the players not just on the field but on important issues like this.

Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput (Courtesy: Twitter)

“It is surprising for many people. They keep tagging me and saying most of the cricketers have not come out. I cannot speak for anyone. Everybody has decided how they want to lead their lives, whether they want to be vocal about certain issues or not is completely up to them,” Tiwary told Sportskeeda.


“I personally feel that people should obviously come out. As a public figure, we have responsibility. Our honest fans and lovers expect a lot of things out of us. They expect us to not only come out on the field and do well but at the same time when important issues come in our country, they expect us to come out and have a say,” he mentioned.

“But at the same time, I can understand why many people don’t come out and say what they want to. They want to be diplomatic. That’s fine with me but I’m not that sort of a person,” Tiwary added.

Sushant Singh Rajput, MS Dhoni
Sushant Singh Rajput with MS Dhoni

The loss of Sushant Singh Rajput has left an unfillable void among his family, friends and supporters. Sushant Singh Rajput was a self-made man, who breathed his last in his Mumbai house on June 14.

Rajput was more than just an actor and the fact that he made it to the film industry in Mumbai from the small town of Purnia in Bihar, speaks volumes about his achievements.