Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has clarified the abusive gesture he made during the match in Asia Cup 2023. Gambhir showed the middle finger to the crowd during the match, which sparked controversy on social media. Continue reading to learn more about the match.
Why Was Gautam Gambhir Making Offensive Gestures At Crowd?
However, Gambhir has clarified that he reacted to some fans shouting “anti-India” slogans. He further added that as an Indian, he cannot hear anything against his country. Gambhir also responded to fans giving abusive remarks about India and clarified his actions, stating that he was responding to the fans shouting anti-India slogans.
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The former cricketer was a part of the Asia Cup 2023 commentary panel and was trolled on the sidelines of the match. A social media post claimed that the Indian cricket star had verbally abused him. However, Gambhir denied these allegations and stated that he was responding to the fans shouting anti-India slogans.
How Did The Controversy End?
#WATCH | Kandy, Sri Lanka | On his recent viral video during Asia Cup 2023, former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir says, “What is shown on social media has no truth in it because people show whatever they want to show. The truth about the video that went viral is that if you… pic.twitter.com/RX4MJVhmyd
— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2023
Gambhir’s clarification has put an end to the controversy surrounding his gesture. As a former cricketer and a public figure, Gambhir must maintain his composure and not engage in such actions. However, his reaction was understandable, given the circumstances. Fans need to show respect towards players and not engage in any behavior that could be deemed abusive or disrespectful.
Gautam Gambhir said in an interview,
“What is shown on social media has no truth in it because people show whatever they want to show. The truth about the video that went viral is that if you raise anti-India slogans and speak about Kashmir, then the person before you will obviously react and not smile and leave.”
“There were 2-3 Pakistanis there who were speaking anti-India things and things on Kashmir. So, it was my natural reaction. I can’t hear anything against my country. So, that was my reaction.”
Gambhir’s clarification on the abusive gesture during the Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh match in Asia Cup 2023 has ended the controversy. His reaction was understandable given the circumstances, but players and fans must maintain their composure and show respect towards each other. What do you think about the topic discussed above? Do you think Gautam Gambhir’s behavior was justified? Who is your favorite cricketer? Let us know your take on the topic discussed in the comment section below. We’re eagerly waiting for your response. Stay tuned for further updates.