Former India cricketer and present Member of Parliament, Gautam Gambhir was in news recently. As a click went viral, in which he showed middle-finger to fans in ongoing Asia Cup in Sri Lanka.
The fans were convinced that the chants of the aforementioned players irked Gambhir. Which prompted the latter to flip the bird while being escorted out of the stadium by the officials. While numerous reports claimed that the controversial gesture occurred during the India-Nepal match which took place on Monday, September 4. However, the incident originally took place during the high-voltage clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on September 2.
Gautam Gambhir came up with clarification
After clip went viral, he faced black-clash on social media. Then, Gautam Gambhir took to his twitter(X) to put his clarification.
The 42- year old Gautam Gambhir said,
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes’. Not everything is as it seems. Any Indian would react how I did to the kind of slogans used against our nation. I love our players & I love my country,”
“What is shown on social media has no truth in it because people show whatever they want to show. The truth about the video that went viral is that if you raise anti-India slogans and speak about Kashmir then the person before you will obviously react and not smile and leave. There were 2-3 Pakistanis there who were speaking anti-India things and things on Kashmir. So, it was my natural reaction. I can’t hear anything against my country. So, that was my reaction,” Gautam Gambhir added.
Notably, the incident took place on 2nd September, during India-Pakistan. Not on 4th September as it is been stated on social media.
India-Pakistan to face other again on 10th September, in Colombo. If rain doesn’t play a spoil-sport, we are in for another block-buster game of cricket.
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