Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir hit back at ex-Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi for his remarks on the Delhi lad in his autobiography ‘Game Changer’.
“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 had written in his autobiography.
Afridi also took a dig at Gambhir by referring him as a cross between Don Bradman and James Bond.
“Gambhir behaves like he’s a cross between Don Bradman & James Bond. In Karachi, we call guys like him saryal (burnt up). 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 in the book.
This has resulted in Gambhir responding to Afridi on Twitter and a war of words ensued.
“Someone who doesn’t remember his age how will he remember my records! ok. Shahid Afridi let me remind you one: 2007 T20 WC final, Ind vs Pak Gambhir 75 off 54 balls vs Afridi 0 off 1 ball. Most important: We won the Cup. And yes, I’ve attitude towards liars, traitors & opportunists,” Gambhir tweeted on Saturday.
Someone who doesn’t remember his age how will he remember my records!OK @SAfridiOfficial let me remind u one: 2007 T20 WC final, Ind Vs Pak Gambhir 75 off 54 balls Vs Afridi 0 off 1 ball. Most imp: We won the Cup. And yes, I’ve attitude towards liars, traitors & opportunists.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 18, 2020
This is not the first time Gambhir has reacted to Afridi’s remarks about him. The former India opener-turned politician had responded with a tweet when Afridi’s thoughts about him first came out at the release of ‘Game Changer’.
“@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.,” Gambhir had tweeted.