Members of Youth Congress in Kochi poured black oil on a cut-out of Sachin Tendulkar over his tweet over international public figures including singer Rihanna and teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg expressing support for farmers' protest near Delhi's border areas. The former cricketer on February 03 took to his Twitter and said, "India's sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators but not participants. Indians know India and should decide for India. Let's remain united as a nation."