Twitterati takes harsh stance against Gautam Gambhir on National Anthem issue

Gambhir is a highly patriotic person and has time and again posted updates showing his patriotism.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo by Gurinder Osan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In the past few days, the Indian masses are busy contemplating over their nationalistic stance. The massive uproar is all about the national anthem being played at the movie theaters before the commencement of any movie. Many believe it is forced nationalism. However, veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir stood in the favor of it.

He took to micro blogging site Twitter to express his stance on the entire issue. Gautam Gambhir noted that if the people can stand in long queues for entering a club or to eat at a restaurant, then standing for 52 seconds for the national anthem should not be a tough ask. He posted another tweet expressing the same message in a more sarcastic manner.


“Standin n waitin outsid a club:20 mins.Standin n waitin outsid favourite restaurant 30 mins.Standin for national anthem: 52 secs. Tough?,” Gautam Gambhir had tweeted.

“Am sorry my young friend at d moment we don’t have time to stand for u as we r busy debating whether to stand for national anthem or not!,” he had written in another tweet.

Gambhir is a highly patriotic person and has time and again posted updates showing his patriotism. He has been very vocal about his opinions and has not been shy of criticizing people for their apathy towards the nation, or the army. His stance on the national anthem issue also seems to be on the same lines.

While many would think that it would have drawn praises for Gambhir, the scene seems to be a very contrasting one. The Twitterati slammed the veteran cricketer citing that there are bigger issues to discuss than this one. He became the target of the fans for showing ‘fake’ nationalism and the tweets were indeed very brutal. There were a few who supported him, but majority looked against him.

Here is how the Twitterati slammed Gautam Gambhir for his tweets: