‘I have been receiving death threats from an international number’ – Gautam Gambhir
Recently, Gambhir had also condemned the lathi charging during the CAA protests.
Published - Dec 21, 2019 1:27 pm | Updated - Dec 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir was pivotal in the Men in Blue’s triumph in 2007 T20 World Cup and World Cup 2011. After bidding adieu to international cricket in 2016, the left-hander kickstarted his journey in politics. After proving his forte in all formats of the game, Gambhir – in his second innings of life- is the current member of the Lok Sabha since 2019.
Gambhir, who is the BJP MP from East Delhi Constituency has sent a letter to DCP Shahdara District regarding stating about the death threats he has been receiving. Gambhir also revealed that he has been receiving death threats from an international number. The 38-year-old has further asked for safety and security to his family.
“I have been receiving death threats for me & my family from an international number. I request you to file an FIR for the same & ensure safety and security to my family,” stated Gambhir in the letter.
Gambhir is known for opining on various on-going issues in the country. His recent statement was regarding the CAA protests which have been constantly grabbing the headlines since a few days.
Gautam Gambhir had recently condemned lathi charging in CAA protests
The veteran cricketer has always been in the news since the past couple of years. Recently, Gambhir had also condemned the lathi charging during the CAA protests. However, he has also stated that police had no option but to retaliate for self-protection.
“I said lathi charging students is wrong but if something has happened due to self-protection then it is not wrong. If you are throwing stones and burn public properties then the police will retaliate in some way. If you are protesting peacefully, then there is no problem, you have all the rights,” Gambhir was quoted as saying in Economic Times.
“You talk about your issues and to handle those issues and solve those is the responsibility of the govt and would be the responsibility in future too,” Gambhir, who’s also a former Indian cricketer, added.