Former cricketer and current politician Chetan Chauhan recently said that lord Hanuman was a sportsperson and that his caste should not be discussed.
UP Min & Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan in Amroha yesterday: Hanuman ji kushti ladte the, khiladi bhi the, jitne bhi pehlwan log hain unki pooja karte hain, main unko wahi manta hun, humare isht hain, bhagwan ki koi jaati nahi hoti. Main unko jaati main nahi baantna chahta pic.twitter.com/Q1lburIFMu— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 23, 2018
His remarks came in response to the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath starting a debate over lord Hanuman's 'caste' with his controversial remark, to which Chauhan responded by saying:
I believe that he (Lord Hanuman) was a sportsman who use to wrestle with his enemies. All the sportsmen of our country worship him as they require power and energy like him to emerge victorious. The players do not worship him because of his caste.
Now, this was too much for the Twitterati to handle, who hit wicket with every response.
😂😂😂😂 sportsperson. Wow. He was an engineer according to me. Doctor according to my friend. Keep going. #Hanuman— Sonariya ankit (@flyerankit) December 23, 2018
He definitely didnt play like KL Rahul or Murali Vijay.— Sartaj (@SartajAasif) December 23, 2018
Gilli danda khela karte the lord hanuman.....maine dekha hai😄— Abdul [email protected] (@basit1231) December 23, 2018
Mr Chouhan now don't say he was a cricketer— Intekhab Alam (@Bhola4U) December 23, 2018
You are Wrong.Hanuman was a Doctor.He Saved Lakshman's life.🤣🤣🤣— Globalist (@SNadikattu) December 24, 2018
Which sport did he play ?— Samir Dwivedi (@samirdwivedi) December 24, 2018
Ha ye sahi hai...Sports Minister said Sports manThen Defence minister will say defencemanFinance minister will say finance man🤣 🤣🤣— Divyansh Dwivedi (@_IamDivyansh_) December 24, 2018
Perhaps Chetan Chauhan wanted to say Hanuma Vihari.... He just added an extra 'n' 🤣🤣🤣— Nimbu Masala 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@NimbuMassala) December 23, 2018
Lord Hanuman was a business man- Mukesh AmbaniLord Hanuman Was a Sportsperson”: Ex-Cricketer Chetan Chauhan https://t.co/c5A4wD7Giv— Kashmir Cause (@KashmirCause_) December 23, 2018
Which sports ? must be long jump and surely not cricket.— Sujoy (@Sujoy011) December 23, 2018
Gold medalist in swarg olympic. 😀— Karan Dev (@KaranDe76737049) December 23, 2018
Correct. DU mei sports quota se admission bhi liya tha— Ketan Kaul (@kaulketan02) December 23, 2018
Haha..yes, he got Man of the series award in #Ramayan😜😛😂— Amrendra Kumar (@amrendrakumar02) December 23, 2018
Must have been into Long Jump, High Jump and/or Steeplechase. Definitely not a Cricketer. 🙏🐵— Vikash Singh (@vsinghsci) December 23, 2018
Haan..Olympic main sabse pahla gold medal unhone hi jeeta tha 3584 bc mai 😂— Karan (@karanku100) December 23, 2018