Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir was not pleased with a Twitter post on Thursday which showcased the six hit by MS Dhoni, sealing India the 2011 World Cup triumph.
For Indian fans, April 2, 2011, will be unforgettable because on this day Indian cricket team won their second ODI World Cup. At the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Dhoni-led India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final to send the entire country into jubilation.
On Thursday morning, several posts remembering that epic night were shared on social media, but there was one particular post that fumed Gambhir.
ESPNcricinfo tweeted a picture of Dhoni hitting the iconic six with a caption: “On this day in 2011, the shot that sent millions into jubilation.”
Gambhir was not impressed by the fact that only Dhoni was highlighted for India’s World Cup win and replied: “Just a reminder, the 2011 World Cup was won by entire India, entire Indian team & all support staff. High time you hit your obsession for a SIX.”
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 2, 2020
Gambhir’s tweet, however, didn’t go down well with the fans and they slammed the former India opener for his distasteful tweet.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
True. But they never said this shot won us the worldcup. They are only saying this shot took Indians into jubilation. Relax kijiye cricket ke Advaniji.
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 2, 2020
Breaking News: Dhoni to break lockdown rules. Soon to visit Delhi and give his Man of the Match trophy to Gambhir.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 2, 2020
When someone says India won 2011 world cup because of Dhoni
Gautam Gambhir: pic.twitter.com/uPSEsPOiHf
— GILL 2.0 (@ikpsgill1) April 2, 2020
The jealousy even nine years down the line 🔥 https://t.co/BfYu7d8ad9
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) April 2, 2020
You are better than this Gauti
— . (@karthik_jammy) April 2, 2020
They never said it was because of this shot that India won the game. Sit down. https://t.co/LH5Qt3Z7ki
— Manya (@CSKian716) April 2, 2020
As a professional this seems little salty mate, they're just saying that this shot finished the game for India and we won. Of course we won World Cup with everyone's contribution and everyone deserves the credit equally! You played a gem of knock that night,and people know that.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 2, 2020
सालों से दिलों में छिपी नफ़रत अब होठों पर आने लगी है।
— गुरुजी (@GURUJI_123) April 2, 2020
My word Gauti 🤦🏼♂️ Don't become the next Harbhajan Singh 🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️ https://t.co/LXQzH6U12h
— Udit (@udit_buch) April 2, 2020
— Ragul Kumar (@ragulkumar143) April 2, 2020