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Gambhir gets flak for U-turn on match with Pakistan

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 17, 2019, 6:37 pm IST
Updated : Jun 17, 2019, 6:37 pm IST

Three months ago, BJP MP Gautam Gambhir had said India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup on account of the Pulwama attack.

But the same Gambhir was an expert commentator during the match on June 16. “Hypocritical,” people have pointed out. (Photo: File)
 But the same Gambhir was an expert commentator during the match on June 16. “Hypocritical,” people have pointed out. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Three months ago, BJP MP Gautam Gambhir had said India should not play Pakistan in the World Cup on account of the Pulwama attack.

But the same Gambhir was an expert commentator during the match on June 16. “Hypocritical,” people have pointed out.

Three months ago, Gambhir had said: “Either you don’t play them anywhere or open doors for them. What happened in Pulwama is absolutely not acceptable. I am sure it’s going to be difficult to boycott Pakistan in the World Cup but they are not playing them in bilaterals. The best they can do is to stop playing in the Asia Cup as well, that’s what I believe."

Gambhir had asked people to boycott the World Cup match against Pakistan that was held on June 16 at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester.

However, a day before the most-awaited match, Gambhir tweeted a contest which grabbed the attention of netizens.

The next day, his appearance on Star Sports channel provoked several users to come to the micro-blogging site and point out his "hypocrisy'':

 

 

Tags: gautam gambhir, bjp mp, pulwama terror attack, icc world cup 2019
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