‘I don’t think any Indian is’ – Gautam Gambhir responds to a fan, who called him ‘anti-Pakistan’
The fan later appreciated Gmabhir for his reply.
Updated - Oct 7, 2020 8:24 pm
Gautam Gambhir retired from cricket back in December 2018 after playing in the 2018-19 edition of the Ranji Trophy. He bowed out after playing in front of his home crowd at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. From there on, he has been plying his trade in the political fraternity. The southpaw won the elections and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Ever since then, he has been vocal about all the happenings in the country. Gambhir is also a kind of character, who doesn’t back away from sharing his opinions. Even as the same has earned him praises, he has been a recipient of severe criticism as well.
In the meantime, one of the fans on Twitter asked him a question about not speaking in Pakistan’s favour in any of the times. The fan took to Twitter and wrote, “Why are you soo anti-Pakistan?? @GautamGambhir #AskGG.”
Gambhir wasn’t going to die wondering. He revered with a heart-warming message. The veteran replied to the fan and wrote, “I’m not! I don’t think any Indian is. But when we have to choose between the lives of our soldiers & anything else, we r all on the same side!”
Here’s Gautam Gambhir’s reply:
I’m not! I don’t think any Indian is. But when we have to choose between the lives of our soldiers & anything else, we r all on the same side! 🇮🇳 https://t.co/OuGgdL9lPa
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 6, 2020
The fan was pretty happy with Gambhir’s reply. The fan replied to Gambhir and wrote, “Wasn’t expecting such a positive reply from you of my question but still it’s good that you didn’t badmouth PK in the answer & I appreciate a matured reply from you. @GautamGambhir,”
Here’s the fan’s reply:
Wasn't expecting such a positive reply from you of my question but still its good that you didn't badmouth PK in the answer & I appreciate a matured reply from you.☺️.@GautamGambhir https://t.co/efy6eu5Mda
— Zamin Siddiqi (@SiddiqiZamin) October 6, 2020
Gambhir and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi have often been involved in severe altercations, pertaining to cross-border issues. Both were at loggerheads during their playing days and things didn’t change even after they bid adieu to the sport.
As far as his cricket career is concerned, he played two of the most important knocks, which helped India win the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 50-overs World Cup in India. He last played for India back in 2016 during a Test match against England.
He also played a key role for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL. In 2012 and 2014, he led the Men in Gold and Purple to title glories before leaving them ahead of the 2018 season.