Recently, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan and Robin Uthappa shared a video of a girl on their social media handles, taking a stand against child abuse and requesting them against such vices. Apparently, the 3-year-old girl in the video is Haya, she is the niece of Bollywood singers Toshi and Sharib Sabri.
Virat's post then went viral, even as more people came in support of the cricketer and appealed parents to not indulge in child abuse. They posted:
However, when a leading daily approached Toshi and asked him about the child, the singer clarified, "Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan don’t know about us. Hamare bachche ke bare mein humein pata hai naah ki hamara bacha kaisa hai! Uska nature hai waisa... Agle hi pal woh khelne chali jaati hai. Agar aap usko chod do toh woh kahengi main mazzak kar rahi thi. Uske nature ki wajah se chod denge toh woh padai bhi nahi kar paayengi. (We know about our child better. Haya’s nature is such that after being scolded, the next minute she runs off to play. But, because of her nature if we don’t push her, she won’t study.)"
He further added, "Woh video ek maa ka video hai, apne bhai aur husband ko dikhaane ke liye banaya tha, ki bachchi bahut ziddi ho gayi hai. The homework she gets in nursery, of learning numbers, she’ll never be able to learn. Woh jo rona hota hain, woh us moment ke liye tha taaki uski maa use padaaye na aur khelne de. Chota bachcha hai 2.5-3 saal ka."
"Jab baaki logon ko bura lag raha [hai to] woh to maa hai. Ek maa ki mamta hai, judgment nahi kar sakte hain. Jisne usko 9 months kokh mein rakha hai. Ab agar bachche zidd karenge toh unko padana likhana chod dein kya? Bachon ko paalna asaan nahi hota. I’m married and have a son. I know how difficult it is to raise a child. Parents have to do double duty by managing both — the children and the household at the same time," said Toshi as he signed off. CREDITS: HINDUSTAN TIMES