Gautam Gambhir backs Justice Singh on Ram Rahim sentencing

Gambhir wanted justice for the pending rape cases in India which is more than 1,00,000 women.

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

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has always been involved with the issues the country has been facing. One who immensely respects the army, Gambhir is a proud Indian who leaves no stone unturned to make a difference to the society. Gambhir, who last played for India in November 2016, idolizes the great Bhagat Singh.

CBI court convicts Ram Rahim

The south paw backed the decision of the Special CBI court in Panchkula who recently sentenced self-proclaimed godman Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape trial. Two different women had complained about Gurmeet who was later given a term of 20 years for the heinous crime he committed almost two decades ago. The 50-year old pleaded and even wept before the judge for leniency but to no avail. Supporters of the Baba lined up outside the court and have created a ruckus which has led to the killings of 38 people in the last one week. Despite all the hue and cry, Gurmeet is set to be in jail till 2037.


Gambhir lauded the conviction but was quick in pointing out that now its turn for the 1,37,458 rape cases which are waiting to be resolved. It is always good to see the bigger picture and the 35-year old was absolutely correct in his statement.

Gambhir’s interest in social problems is heartening to see. He is one who never minces his words and is completely honest with his thoughts, which is a rarity these days. India needs more celebrities to come out and fight for a cause which will inspire a lot of people to follow suit.

The 35-year old has represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20s scoring 4154, 5238 and 932 runs respectively. He has managed to score 20 international centuries and 63 fifties in his career for India. The left-hander has been a part of two World Cup triumphs and was the highest scorer in both the finals for India.