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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Nobody liked Gautam Gambhir in his team as well: Shahid Afridi

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh and sports journalist Vikrant Gupta laughed off the statements of Shahid Afridi.

Shahid Afridi’s recent comment on Gautam Gambhir says nobody liked Gautam Gambhir in his team as well. Afridi’s comments have sparked outrage in India. The cricketer was asked about his rivalry with Gautam Gambhir.

Afridi said he does not have any rivalry with Gautam Gambhir except for a few arguments on social media. “It’s not like I have fought with any Indian players,” stated Shahid Afridi.

The former captain recalled the confrontation with Gautam Gambhir on the ground in 2007. He added that he is the man nobody likes in his team as well. Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh and sports journalist Vikrant Gupta laughed off the statements of Shahid Afridi.

“Yes, sometimes there are some arguments with Gautam Gambhir on social media. And I think that Gautam is a sort of character which no one likes even in the Indian team,” said Afridi in the show.

Indian Twitter users are furious over Gupta and Singh making fun of Gautam Gambhir. Cricket fans slammed former cricketer that he should have defended Gambhir instead of laughing along with him.

Afridi has discussed his attitude problems in his book as well. An excerpt from his book read: “Some rivalries were personal, some professional. First, is the curious case of Gambhir. Oh, poor Gautam. He & his attitude problem. He has no personality. He is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He who has no great records just a lot of attitude.”

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‘Gambhir behaves like he’s a cross between Don Bradman and James Bond,’ Afridi commented.

“In Karachi, we call guys like him saryal (burnt up). It’s simple, I like happy, positive people. Doesn’t matter if they are aggressive or competitive, but you have to be positive & Gambhir wasn’t”, wrote Afridi in his book.

He also mentioned the brawl that happened on-field between Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir in 2007. Afridi stated: “The umpires had to finish it off or I would have. Clearly, we had a frank bilateral discussion about each other’s female relatives”.

In the same program, Shahid Afridi invited Harbhajan Singh to Pakistan. He said that he would host Singh if he plans to visit Pakistan.

“I once again welcome you to visit Pakistan, even if there is no cricket [between the two countries],” he told the star Indian player.

Afridi added that he would take him anywhere in Pakistan.