Cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has tendered a public apology after receiving death threats on social media.
The Bangladesh all-rounder was accused of blasphemy for attending a Kali Puja inauguration in Kolkata.
A man named Mohsin Talukder in a Facebook Live claimed Shakib’s behaviour “hurt Muslim sentiments”.
He threatened “to cut him to pieces with a chopper for blasphemy”.
Shakib was reportedly present at the 59th Shyama Puja of Amra Shobai Club at Kankurgachi, east Kolkata.
The former Bangladesh skipper, however, denied inaugurating the puja.
He said he was part of the programme that followed.
In a Facebook Live, he also apologised for hurting the sentiments of his supporters.
He said: “Being a practicing Muslim, I always try to follow the religious customs.
“Please forgive me if I have done anything wrong.”