Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir is once again on the receiving end of harsh criticism from Indian cricket fans since a video has gone viral over social media. Notably, he was a part of the commentary panel when India was playing their first match of the 20-20 World Cup.
The men in blue locked horns with the arch-rivals Pakistan in their tournament opener of the 20-20 World Cup 2022. The Melbourne Cricket Ground of Melbourne hosted this high-octane clash of the tournament between two South Asian Giants. The match witnessed everything that the Indo-Pak rivalry is known for.
Gautam Gambhir serving as a commentator in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup
The men in green were asked to bat after losing the toss and they managed to post a total of 159 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Senior batters Iftikhar Ahmed and Shan Masood played the brilliant half-century knocks of 52 and 51 runs respectively.
While chasing the target, the Indians were struggling at an instance when they lost four wickets only on the score of 31 runs having former skipper Virat Kohli and star all-rounder Virat Kohli. Cut to the final over, Virat Kohli had played an amazing knock of 82 runs off 52 balls and now India needed 2 runs off the last ball.
Meanwhile, former Indian southpaw Gautam Gambhir was looking very reluctant having no reactions on his face even after the win of India, as can be seen in the video shared by the broadcasters later. This attitude of Gambhir during such a high-voltage match and a big win for his country didn’t go down with the Indian cricket fans and they took no time in lashing out at the two-time World Cup winner batter on the social media platform, Twitter.
Here’s the video:
— Guess Karo (@KuchNahiUkhada) October 25, 2022
Here’s how fans reacted to the viral video of Gambhir looking ‘sleepy and ignorant’:
Ye Gambhir ko jagao koi
— God of Cricket (PARODY) (@rational_parody) October 25, 2022
Very Gambhir hai Gautam bhai
— Ummeed bachi hai abhi🏏 (@cricdrugs) October 25, 2022
Gambhir silent as if someone just praised Dhoni https://t.co/CNu3nESMro
— arghya roychowdhury (@arghya_rc) October 25, 2022
Gambhir ko kya ho gaya yaha pe https://t.co/CnieGFXhGu
— Rahul Sharma (@rahul95_sharma) October 25, 2022
A Clearly Fraustation Jealously Of EX Indian Former Cricketer Goutham Gambhir Sir So What A About Now 😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣😂
— 👑 Virat Kohli Empire 👑 (@Virat91721823) October 25, 2022
Gambhir no raction
— 🌄-Jib (@Sanjib_IndiaN_) October 25, 2022
King ka naam lene koi harj hai kya😜
— MA Raheem Abid (@MARaheemAbid327) October 25, 2022