Gautam Gambhir, the Indian former cricketer turned politician, is known for his aggression and doesn’t mind giving back to the opponent in a kickass manner. He has a history of rivalry with the Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi and we don’t feel that this rivalry is going to settle anytime after what Afridi has written about Gambhir in his autobiography entitled “Game Changer”.
Shahid Afridi has talked about many aspects of his life and game in the book that got released on 30th April, 2019. In addition, he has opened up about his real age, conflicts with his teammates and a number of other things.
He also writes that Gambhir considers himself as a cross between Sir Don Bradman and James Bond. He calls the Indian cricketer as someone who has too much of attitude but no good records to show. He further states that saryal (burnt up) is the word used for people like him in Karachi. According to Afridi, he likes people who are positive and happy whether they are competitive or not but Gambhir is neither positive nor happy.
The first time when they both had a clash was in 2007 during a bilateral series and as per Shahid Afridi, they both abused each other at that time.
Gautam Gambhir has reacted strongly to the comments made by the former Pak player. He has not only called him hilarious but also invited him to India and assured him that he will personally take him to a psychiatrist as he needs to meet one.
Here is the tweet by Gautam Gambhir, “@SAfridiOfficial you are a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we are still granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I will personally take you to a psychiatrist.”
Well, rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricketers is not new and it will be interesting to see how Shahid Afridi reacts to the tweet of Gambhir.
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