Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has stated that contrary to the popular perception, he is not anti-Pakistan. The former cricketer-turned-politician never shies away from speaking his mind out and has always publicly slammed Pakistan for cross-border terrorism.
His famous feud with former Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has not helped his cause either. Time and again, Gautam Gambhir has taken shots at the outspoken Pakistani cricketer who is known for making outrageous and controversial statements.
But despite all these, Gautam Gambhir, on Wednesday, insisted that he is not anti-Pakistan. The BJP leader was interacting with his followers on Twitter when one of them asked him: “Why are you soo anti-Pakistan??”
Gautam Gambhir noticed the question and decided to clear his stance on the matter. As usual, he hit it out of the park as he replied: “I’m not! I don’t think any Indian is. But when we have to choose between the lives of our soldiers & anything else, we r all on the same side!”
At present, Gautam Gambhir is busy as a politician. He won the general elections as a BJP candidate from East Delhi last year and has been doing a commendable job. The World Cup-winning star had retired from all forms of the game in 2018 after representing India for more than a decade.
He was one of India’s biggest match-winners during his playing days. The southpaw will always be remembered for his match-winning knocks in India’s victorious campaign at the ICC World T20 in 2007 and the 2011 World Cup.
He represented India in 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is. Gautam Gambhir scored over 10,000 international runs. In 2009, he was also named ICC Test player of the year. The legendary batsman played under some of India’s most successful captains during his illustrious career.