Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has taken his war of words with former India opener Gautam Gambhir to another level. The feisty relation between the two cricketers is well known in the cricketing circles. Neither of the two leave a single chance to take a shot at each other since the infamous feud between the two in the Kanpur ODI in 2007.
The latest round of verbal war started when an excerpt from Afridi’s autobiography ‘Game Changer’ came out in public. The excerpt revealed some disrespectful comment for Gambhir. The newly-released book referred to Gambhir as someone who “behaves like a cross between Don Bradman and James Bond,” and has a “lot of attitude and no great records”.
“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 wrote.
“Gambhir behaves like he’s a cross between Don Bradman & James Bond. In Karachi, we call guys like him saryal (grumpy). 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 further wrote.
Gambhir, who won two World Cups with India, then shot back at Afridi by offering to take him for a session with “a psychiatrist”. Tagging Afridi in his tweet, Gambhir savagely wrote:
“…you are a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we are still granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I will personally take you to a psychiatrist.”
@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
Well, Afridi is not ready back down yet as he has hit back at Gambhir again. The allrounder has sarcastically offered Gambhir a treatment at his hospitals.
“He (Gambhir) has a mental problem and if he wants I can get him treated at my hospital,” Afridi said in response to Gambhir’s tweet.
“If he faces any visa problem I will get it processed quickly for him,” Afridi said.