'You are better than this' - Twitter not happy with Gautam Gambhir for his distasteful tweet over the World Cup-winning six

‘You are better than this’ – Twitter not happy with Gautam Gambhir for his distasteful tweet over the World Cup-winning six

Gambhir's tweet hasn't gone down well with the fans.

Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni
Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

India is celebrating the ninth anniversary of the country’s golden moment in its cricketing history. On April 2, 2011, the Men in Blue won the World Cup and became the first team to win the elusive trophy on home soil. It was also end of the long wait of 28 years as India had last won the mega event back in 1983. However, the historic day has started on a bit of a controversial note with Gautam Gambhir coming up with a rather distasteful tweet for glorifying MS Dhoni’s winning six over long on.

As far as the match is concerned, it was Gambhir who had helped the team make a comeback in the match after early fall of wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the steep chase. The southpaw first revived the Indian innings by stitching a brilliant partnership with Virat Kohli and then put India into ascendancy after MS Dhoni arrived to the crease.

However, with only three runs behind the magical three-figure mark, Gautam Gambhir got out to Thisara Perera. And then MS Dhoni made sure that there were no more hiccups in the chase to eventually finish it with a six, the moment which will forever remain fresh in the minds of the fans.

World Cup was won by entire India, said Gautam Gambhir

A leading web portal posted the picture of MS Dhoni hitting the six calling it a moment which sent the millions of Indians into jubilation. No wonder it was all about the winning moment in the post and it didn’t take anything away from the efforts put by the other team members and the support staff.

However, Gautam Gambhir didn’t seem impressed with their tweet and sent out a reminder stating that the World Cup was won by the whole country and it was a team effort. “Just a reminder: #worldcup2011 was won by entire India, entire Indian team & all support staff. High time you hit your obsession for a SIX,” he tweeted. This didn’t go down well with the fans who slammed the former India opener for his distasteful tweet.

Here’s his tweet:

Here’s how fans reacted: