Twitter lashes out at Gautam Gambhir for criticising Mohammad Azharuddin

Twitter lashes out at Gautam Gambhir for criticising Mohammad Azharuddin

Azharuddin was one of the cricketers who was slapped with ban surrounding match-fixing.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India, yesterday, played the first of the three T20Is against Windies at the iconic Eden Gardens. After bowling the opponents out for a paltry score, their batsmen huffed and puffed, but eventually got home by five wickets in the 18th over. Most importantly, they took a 1-0 lead in the series with the next match scheduled to be played tomorrow in Lucknow. Kuldeep Yadav went on to become the Player of the Match.

Even the two debutants- Khaleel Ahmed and Krunal Pandya- impressed in their respective departments. In the meantime, Gautam Gambhir, the 37-year-old Delhi-born cricketer isn’t happy with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), who allowed former Indian batsman Mohammad Azharuddin to perform the auspicious tradition of ‘ringing the bell’ prior to the encounter.

An unhappy Gambhir

A number of prominent names including the likes of Sourav Ganguly, the President of the CAB and World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, also had the privilege of the same. However, Gautam Gambhir isn’t happy for the reason the cricketing bodies allowed Azharuddin to perform the same. Azharuddin was one of the cricketers who was slapped with ban surrounding match-fixing.

He took to Twitter and wrote, “India may have won today at Eden but I am sorry @bcci, CoA &CAB lost. Looks like the No Tolerance Policy against Corrupt takes a leave on Sundays! I know he was allowed to contest HCA polls but then this is shocking….The bell is ringing, hope the powers that be are listening,”

Meanwhile, Twitter is somewhat dissatisfied with Gautam Gambhir and they even asked him to join politics going into the future. Even a few days ago, the cricketer slammed Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for not being able to improve New Delhi’s concern of air-pollution, which has been a detriment to the city for quite a while now.

Here is how Twitter reacted

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