The battle of phrases between former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir and former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi refuses to die down. Afridi in his autobiography ‘The Gamechanger’, which was printed in April final yr, had given his opinion about Gambhir, somebody with who he clashed a number of occasions on subject throughout his profession.
“Some rivalries were personal, some professional. First the curious case of Gambhir. Oh poor Gautam. He & his attitude problem. He who has no personality. He who is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He who has no great records just a lot of attitude,” Afridi had written in his autobiography.
Afridi additionally took a jibe at Gambhir by referring him as a cross between Don Bradman and James Bond.
“Gambhir behaves like he’s a cross between Don Bradman & James Bond. 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,” he additional wrote in his autobiography.
This had resulted in Gambhir responding to Afridi on Twitter and a disagreement ensued. With all the world in lockdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic, some publications on Friday revisited Afridi’s quotes on Gambhir.
This has stoked the hearth but once more as Gambhir on Saturday took to Twitter and launched a no holds barred assault on Afridi. “Someone who doesn’t remember his age how will he remember my records! ok. Shahid Afridi let me remind you one: 2007 T20 WC final, Ind vs Pak Gambhir 75 off 54 balls vs Afridi 0 off 1 ball. Most important: We won the Cup. And yes, I’ve attitude towards liars, traitors & opportunists,” Gambhir tweeted on Saturday.
Someone who doesn’t keep in mind his age how will he keep in mind my data!OK @SAfridiOfficial let me remind u one: 2007 T20 WC ultimate, Ind Vs Pak Gambhir 75 off 54 balls Vs Afridi zero off 1 ball. Most imp: We gained the Cup. And sure, I’ve attitude towards liars, traitors & opportunists.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 18, 2020
This will not be the primary time Gambhir has reacted to Afridi’s remarks about him. The former India opener-turned politician had responded with a tweet when Afridi’s ideas about him first got here out after the discharge of Afridi’s autobiography.
“…you are a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we are still granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I will personally take you to a psychiatrist,” Gambhir had tweeted.
@SAfridiOfficial you’re a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we’re nonetheless granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I’ll personally take you to a psychiatrist.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 4, 2019
The two had an indignant bust up throughout a bilateral collection ODI in Kanpur again in 2007 (wrongly referred in Afridi’s ebook as Asia Cup recreation).