Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has regularly interacted verbal dialogues with former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi on Twitter in the past few months.
The Twitter tiff started after Afridi started a vicious attack on Gambhir in his biography earlier this year,
And asked him out as someone who does not have a character and has an attitude problem. Gambhir was newly questioned on tense relationships with Afridi, and the cricketer-turned-politician told that it grew into a personal battle between the two.
Speaking in an conversation to Indian Express News Channel, the BJP MP stated :
“Some fights do get personal and there is nothing wrong with that. It has been like that for a very long time. Sometimes it is nice to get personal with someone.”
Gowtham Gambhir, that has performed 147 ODIs, 58 Tests and 37 T20Is in the Indian jersey more said that he enjoyed good-relations with some Pakistan cricketers, but never had one with Afridi, throughout his cricketing-days.dialogues with former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi on Twitter
“I have had decent relationships with Pakistani players, off the field, but not with Shahid Afridi. So that is the reason we got personal,” he replied.
The previous left-handed batsman also got a sly dig at Afridi, declaring that the cricketer “will never write”. He replied that he is okay with having a sour relationship with the previous Pakistan skipper.
“Now obviously he doesn’t play but you never know, he might just make a comeback. He will nevermore retire.There is a bit of history to that (the relationship with Afridi)-I am excellent with that.”
Gambhir-announced his retirement from all formats of cricket in 2018. In his career, the left handed batsman accumulated 4,154 Test runs, 5,238 ODi runs and 932 T20I runs. The 37 years-old also scored 9 Test hundreds and 11 ODI hundreds.