Verbal spat between Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi refuses to abate. The former Pakistan skipper in his autobiography ‘The Gamechanger’, which was published in April 2019, had let out his outlook about Gautam Ganbhir, someone with who he came in conflict many times on field during his career.
“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.
Shahid Afridi also mocked 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 wrote in his autobiography.
This had resulted in Gautam Gaanbhir responding to Afridi on Twitter and a verbal spat emanated. With the whole world in lockdown because of the Covid-19, some publications on Friday revisited Afridi’s quote on Gambhir.
Someone who doesn’t remember his age how will he remember my records!OK @SAfridiOfficial let me remind u one: 2007 T20 WC final, Ind Vs Pak Gambhir 75 off 54 balls Vs Afridi 0 off 1 ball. Most imp: We won the Cup. And yes, I’ve attitude towards liars, traitors & opportunists.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 18, 2020
The has added fuel to the fire yet again as Gautam Gambhir on Saturday took to Twitter and attacked 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.
Thhis is not the first time that Gambhir has attacked Afridi . The former Indian opener had responded with a tweet when Afridi’s thoughts about him first surfaced after the release of Afridi’s book.
“...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 are a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we are still granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I will personally take you to a psychiatrist.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 4, 2019
The two cricketers had a heated up exchange during a bilateral ODI series in Kanpur in 2007.