Keeping Aside Rivalry, Gautam Gambhir Helps Pakistani Girl Get Visa For Treatment In India
It is no more a secret that former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir just does not like Pakistan and for reasons that are pretty much apt. Time and again, the ex-cricketer-turned-politician has taken shots at Pakistan for their failure to stop cross-border terrorism and their false propaganda against India.
Recently, he launched a scathing attack at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. He has also regularly criticised former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi for his take on India. Earlier this year, the legendary batsman had also opined that India should boycott Pakistan in the World Cup in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
But Gautam Gambhir, on Saturday, kept aside all the political tension and came forward to help a Pakistani family. The World Cup-winner made the most of his position by arranging for the visa for a Pakistani girl and her parents. The young girl will now be able to have a heart surgery in India.
Gautam Gambhir himself took to Twitter to reveal the news. He wrote a beautiful Hindi poem and called the Pakistani girl a daughter before thanking the External Affairs minister for his help.
“उस पार से एक नन्हे दिल ने दस्तक दी, इस पार दिल ने सब सरहदें मिटा दी। उन नन्हे कदमों के साथ बहती हुई मीठी हवा भी आई है, कभी-कभी ऐसा भी लगता है जैसे बेटी घर आई है।,” wrote Gautam Gambhir.
“Thank u @DrSJaishankar 4 granting visa to Pakistani girl& her parents for her heart surgery
@narendramodi @AmitShah,” he added.
उस पार से एक नन्हे दिल ने दस्तक दी,
इस पार दिल ने सब सरहदें मिटा दी।
उन नन्हे कदमों के साथ बहती हुई मीठी हवा भी आई है,
कभी-कभी ऐसा भी लगता है जैसे बेटी घर आई है।
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 19, 2019
Gambhir, meanwhile, played an important part in India’s twin World Cup victories – 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup. He represented India in 58 Tests, scoring 4154 runs at an average of 42. He also played 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is, scoring 5238 and 932 runs respectively in each format.