Leading the team of Indian players, India Maharajas, Gautam Gambhir’s side defeated the Asia Lions team, which was captained by former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi. The third team in this competition is World Giants, captained by Aaron Finch. The 3-team tournament is being played at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha.
Pakistani journalist insults Gautam Gambhir; gets slammed by fans
Gautam Gambhir met Shahid Afridi at toss and both shook hands as well. This became a vocal talking point on social media. Their picture of shaking hands went viral.
Gambhir and Afridi have been rivals – whether when they were active cricketers or now as retired international stars. They have conflicted on Twitter a few times, mostly regarding the issue of Kashmir. Both being passionate about their respective countries have had taken staunch stances about the Kashmir topic.
So, them playing on the same field, for the same competition, was something that was a big thing, at least among the fans who tuned in large numbers to see their favorite stars, especially Gambhir and Afridi.
In this match, the India batter came out on top, scoring a match-winning half-century – an innings of 54 runs in 39 balls – in the chase of 157 runs, while Afridi scored 12 (8) and went wicketless in his 4 overs. However, Gambhir couldn’t take India Maharajas over the line as Asia Lions won by 9 runs.
While both remained cordial and professional on the field, on Twitter a journalist by the Twitter handle of “@DennisCricket_” took a dig at Gambhir and insulted the 2-time World champion.
Dennis took a screenshot of the meeting between Afridi and Gambhir at the toss and in the image, Gambhir is looking down after shaking hands with Afridi and is about to turn around.
Dennis put a disgusting angle to this and tweeted: “Coward couldn’t even look the King of Kashmir in the eye.”
Here is the sickening tweet from Dennis, who has not missed a chance to troll Gambhir or Indians over the past few years.
The Indian fans weren’t going to take an insult to their beloved and respected Gautam Gambhir and hit back at Dennis, slamming him on both cricket and politicial front.
— Maddy🍁 (Less active for few days) (@Madhusmita_23) March 11, 2023
Gambhir be like: kahi isko dekh liya toh paise maang lega saala😂😂😂.
GG bhai rocked😅..
— Ankit Jangir🇮🇳 (@ja63385761) March 11, 2023
King of Balochistan, Gautam Gambhir giving his enemy a perfect lesson from his mouth 🤣👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/3DyRzA8nAg
— Gaurav Kalra (@daredevilgaurav) March 11, 2023
King ya bhikhari
— कुछ लिखे, something to write (@cavivekbaranwal) March 11, 2023
— Carry (@Carry9786) March 11, 2023
— Subscribe please (@AryanKu72764527) March 11, 2023
Maybe ,Gautam was feeling embarassed while shaking hands with a pakistani ch00tiya😄 https://t.co/4esAb52Wg8
— Brahmin :- one who is Intellectual☝🏻 (@AngryPandit654) March 11, 2023
Isne hi to pehla tha Pakistan ko Semi final me yad hai na https://t.co/oodESVXYZv
— Manish (@Manish_K85) March 11, 2023
Paks old tactic of employing MSM gora influencer isn't going anytime soon. https://t.co/ueO7Lr6z4w
— RajatBlocked (@BlockedScorpio) March 11, 2023
Arrange bread at least two times than talk about anything 🤣 https://t.co/XTjjoBeGi9
— Brijesh Jha (@mbrijesh90humor) March 11, 2023