Former India opener Gautam Gambhir became a target of Indian cricket fans on Twitter after the news of MS Dhoni being named the mentor of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 broke out.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on September 8, 2021, announced the 15-man Indian main squad and three reserve players for the T20 World Cup 2021 which begins in October in the UAE and will be played at the venues like Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Oman. The final of the tournament will be played on November 14.
MS Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in 2020, last played for India in the semifinal of the ICC 2019 World Cup in England against New Zealand and despite scoring a half-century, failed to help his team cross the finishing line.
Twitter Flooded With Fans Trolling Gautam Gambhir As BCCI Names MS Dhoni Mentor Of Indian Team
The beef between Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni, especially between their fans on social media began after Gambhir had said that there were two people due to whom India won the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai.
As many of you recall, the most often shared highlight of that historic night is MS Dhoni hitting Nuwan Kulasekara for a six to make India ODI World Champions once again after 28 years as the fans and the Indian dressing room went crazy.
However, many of the cricket fans on social media and experts highlight that Gautam Gambhir, who came into bat early in the final as India lost Virender Sehwag for a duck and stitched two important partnerships, first with Virat Kohli and then with MS Dhoni, during his 97-run knock, is often forgotten and his contribution to the victory was big as MS Dhoni’s.
However, Gambhir has since made some remarks about Dhoni and his form during his playing days which have made the MS Dhoni fan club and the legion of the former India captain’s followers permanently against the 2007 T20 world Cup and 2011 World Cup final hero.
Therefore when MS Dhoni was named as the mentor for the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021, Gautam Gambhir became a trending topic as he was trolled left, right and center. And we have some of the best tweets for you.
Check them out here:
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) September 8, 2021
Disappointed that Gautam Gambhir with a heroic 97 in the World Cup Final 2011, has been overlooked for mentoring the Indian T20WC team. Sad.
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) September 8, 2021
Condition of Gambhir, Pathan, Yuvraj right now : pic.twitter.com/kqmynQYSaP
— ️️ ️️️️️️️️️ ️️ ️️ ️️ (@Extra__Cover) September 8, 2021
— noor_khan (@HumoroussAf) September 8, 2021
— Roshan Rai (@ItsRoshanRai) September 8, 2021
Gautam gambhir right now🤣🤣 seeing dhoni as the mentor pic.twitter.com/dq0kj4l7dD
— Shuvam Saha (@ShuvajeetR) September 8, 2021
BCCI announces return of Ms Dhoni as mentor of team India in T20 world cup
Le Gautam Gambhir : pic.twitter.com/hRmD4NYnza
— Atul (@teawithmaggi_e) September 8, 2021
Tactical move by bcci to include Ms Dhoni as mentor, just to stop gambhir from saying this t20 wc win is bigger than 2011 😭😭
— Cricfam (@cricfam) September 8, 2021
MS Dhoni returns to mentor TeamIndia for the #t20worldcup2021
BCCI to Gautam Gambhir : pic.twitter.com/gf5O6ipIEC
— 🔥 Til wali Kanyaa🇮🇳 (@UPkiKanyaaa) September 8, 2021
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) September 8, 2021
Gautam Gambhir Right now, after seeing the name of MS dhoni in upcoming T20 world cup as a mentor for the india. pic.twitter.com/S6f3dxncxF
— Dr AakThu (@Aak__Thu) September 8, 2021
— Shubham Bhatt (@Shubharcasm) September 8, 2021
— Mr_Snowy_07 (@07Snowy) September 8, 2021
#MSDhoni to mentor team India for the T20 World Cup
Gambhir to BCCI : pic.twitter.com/TXl4a1mlRb
— Aman_Chain 😷 Mask Man (@Amanprabhat9) September 8, 2021
— CSK THUG1 (@1thugone) September 8, 2021
— V h☢ (@Noting_it_down) September 8, 2021
MS Dhoni will be India's mentor at
the T20 World Cup.
Gautam Gambhir rn: pic.twitter.com/hF5l69hIia
— Vikas Singh Chaudhary (@Vikascasm) September 8, 2021
Dhoni will be a mentor for the India team at this year's..Guess who's the saddest person now 😁
— Aditya Gupta (@researchAditya) September 8, 2021
Gautam gambhir after announcement of Mahender Singh Dhoni as mentor of T20 World cup Indian Team😓 pic.twitter.com/ONjgYEaAiv
— सौरभ मिश्रा (@saurmisra) September 8, 2021
— PRAYAS™❣️DHONI🦁 (@cricloverPrayas) September 8, 2021
Gautam Gambhir is not happy with Jay shah decision to make ms dhoni mentor of Indian team pic.twitter.com/Z3rqEeYpOt
Delivering exclusively to haters and Gambhir's house. pic.twitter.com/mB8xz58UbC
— Flash (@AalsiFlash) September 8, 2021
Jay Shah announces MS Dhoni as a mentor for #T20WorldCup
Gautam Gambhir : pic.twitter.com/aj5Y4x3ctX
— Harshit (@Asktheharshit) September 8, 2021
— the noicee guy (@the_noicee_guy) September 8, 2021