India defeated Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester stretching their lead over Pakistan to seven wins out of seven in the ICC World Cup.
With rain taking a major amount of screen time, viewers were treated to excellent analysis of the game by former players and experts alike. However, Gautam Gambhir, former Indian opening batsmen, faced flak on social media for his appearance and participation.
Gambhir Faces Flak
Here comes the biggest battle we all look out for. Play 'Star Contest' with me for #INDvsPAK match on @CricPlay. Let's see if you can score more than me, follow the @CricPlay page, download the App & create your team now! #CricPlay #FantasyCricket #StarContest #AbIndiaKhelega pic.twitter.com/eKRWa8iLYF— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 16, 2019
Netizens were quick to remind current MP from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir, of his responsibilities. Twitterati were agitated with the fact that he was earning money by commentating on a game and not in his constituency working for the people. A Twitter user said, “1 Loksabha, 10 Vidhansabha, 40 Wards, hundreds of colonies,18,29,578 voters. But he chooses to enjoy in London & milk the money. How is Gautam Gambhir contributing to the country as an MP?”
Gautam Gambhir has the responsibility of -— Gajendra Sharma (@Airavta) June 16, 2019
100 hundreds of colonies
But he chooses to enjoy in London & milk the money.
How is @GautamGambhir contributing to the country as an MP?
V nice to have seen Gautam Gambhir do his job as Member of Parliament... on Star Sports.— Sonia Mariam Thomas (@SoKneeOh) June 16, 2019
So Gautam Gambhir is doing commentary and making money out of a match he is opposing.— Sumit Kashyap (@sumitkashyapjha) June 16, 2019
Social media also pointed out that Gambhir was “doing commentary and making money out of a match he is opposing.” Following the events at Pulwama and Balakot, Gambhir had suggested that the Indian cricket team should boycott their match against the Pakistan cricket team. His participation in the spectacle following his advice to boycott the match was also not appreciated by fans.
Hi @GautamGambhir ! You wanted India to boycott this match and had no qualms at giving up point for nationalism. So, why didn't you now boycott everything related to this match? So much convenience in nationalism. SUCH A FRAUD! #INDvsPAK https://t.co/eauxcbMu2t— Gaurav Pandhi गौरव पांधी (@GauravPandhi) June 16, 2019
Runs, Rain and total domination.. It’s #7-0 ?? Jai hind.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 16, 2019
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