Comedian Kunal Kamra roasts Gautam Gambhir, receives severe backlash from fans

Comedian Kunal Kamra roasts Gautam Gambhir, receives severe backlash from fans

Fans enumerate Gambhir's contributions while roasting Kunal Kamra back.

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Indian Cricketer Gautam Gambhir. (Photo by Amal Ks/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Hardly hours after former Indian international Gautam Gambhir posted a patriotic tweet condemning the masses for not paying due respect for the national anthem whenever played in the cinema halls, the renowned stand-up comedian took a jibe at Gambhir regarding his stay at the crease in foreign conditions.

What followed was a bunch of Gambhir fanatics defending the cricketer regarding the contributions he made to Indian cricket. GG is well known for his patriotic sentiments and tweet. There have been numerous instances when he has hailed the Indian soldiers for their sacrifices and raised his voice whenever the personnel in the defence are subjected to injustice or mistreatment.

Yet again, the southpaw brought an important issue of people not respecting the national anthem whenever being played in the cinema halls. Almost one year back, the Supreme Court made it mandatory for one and all stand up and sing the national anthem at the start of movies in cinema halls.

“Standin n waitin outsid a club:20 mins.Standin n waitin outsid favourite restaurant 30 mins.Standin for national anthem: 52 secs. Tough?” lashed out Gautam Gambhir in his latest tweet. To which, the comedian retweeted by roasting the southpaw,”Sir I can point out many innings where it was tough for you to stand for 52 seconds…”

There has been a number of occasions when Gambhir failed to open his account in testing conditions of England, Australia and South Africa. The comedian wanted to take a sly dig at the KKR mainstay by enumerating his durations at the crease by comparing with the 52 seconds of the national anthem.

“Not quite in the important ones where @GautamGambhir stood for long. Like finals of T20 WC 2007 and ODI WC 2011,” wrote one of his followers in support of the out of favour batsman while the other claimed “Contribution to Indian Cricket doesnt matter, but contribution to India does matter.Only 52 secs can make big difference..”

Let us look at Kamra’s Tweet and its reactions: