After India skipper Virat Kohli condemned the heart-wrenching video of child abuse on his Instagram account, Indian cricketers Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh have also reacted strongly to the video doing the rounds on social media and on Whatsapp.
The video that went viral on Saturday shows a child getting abused to learn numbers. In the horrific video, the child could also be seen begging for mercy. While the child is clearly disturbed in the video and claims to be having a headache, the women in the video, possibly the mother or the teacher, yells at the child and forces her to repeat the counting.
Yuvraj termed the behaviour of the woman in the video as disgraceful and disturbing. The left-handed batsman also wrote that "you need to give your child love and compassion to get the best out of them."
Dhawan took to Instagram to condemn the act and wrote that it's on of the most disturbing videos that he has come across. He also added that the woman should be held accountable for her actions and that she's a coward for showing "dominance" over a child.
#Repost @aesha.dhawan5 (@get_repost) ・・・ THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST DISTURBING VIDEOS I HAVE COME ACROSS!!!!! AS PARENTS WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE PRIVILEGE OF RAISING OUR CHILDREN!!! WE ARE HERE TO MAKE THEM STRONG INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN BECOME WHO THEY ARE MEANT TO BE. IT HAS DISGUSTED ME THAT THIS LADY IS ABUSING THIS CHILD EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY JUST SO SHE CAN COUNT TO 5!!!! THE CHARACTER OF ANY PERSON IS ALWAYS SHOWN WHEN THEY HAVE POWER OVER SOMEONE AND HOW THEY USE THIS POWER!!! LIFE IS FULL CIRCLE AND I PRAY THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL GROWS UP TO BE A STRONG WOMAN ONE DAY!!! WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THIS CHILD GROWS UP TO BE STRONG AND THIS LADY BECOMES OLD AND FRAIL AND IS AT THE MERCY OF THIS LITTLE GIRL!!! SHOULD SHE EXPECT A SLAP AND DOMINATION THEN????THIS LADY SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE AND DISGUSTED IN HERSELF TO DO THIS TO AN INNOCENT LITTLE GIRL!!! SHE IS A COWARD AND ONE OF THE WEAKEST PEOPLE ON EARTH THAT SHE IS SHOWING DOMINANCE OVER A CHILD!! LEARNING SHOULD BE FUN AND ENJOYABLE NOT FEARED AND HATED!!! EDUCATION IS VERY IMPORTANT BUT NOT AT THE COST OF A CHILD'S SOUL!!!!