"Like him as a batsman, but not as a human being," Shahid Afridi opines on Gautam Gambhir

Ex-cricketers Afridi and Gambhir hardly have anything good to say for each other.

Shahid Afridi and Zainaab Abbas | Twitter

Former cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi have stretched their on-field spat a bit too long. They had clashed during an India vs Pakistan ODI match at Kanpur in 2007, and since then they have a bitter relation that can be felt in their comments for each other.

Afridi and Gambhir have differences in political issues and they don't go easy on each other even on social media.

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Recently, the ex-Pakistan cricketer was asked to comment on Gambhir. He likes the former India cricketer for his batting but never accept him as a person.

“As a cricketer, as a batsman, I’ve liked him always but as a human being he sometimes says certain things, gives the certain treatment that you feel just let it be, he has some problems. His physio has already highlighted that”, Afridi to Zainab Abbas in an interview.

Shahid was referring to former India mental conditioner Paddy Upton's book. “Using the popular notion of mental toughness, he (Gambhir) was one of the weakest and mentally most insecure’ people I have worked with,” Upton had written in his book for the cricketer-turned-politician.

 

 
 

By Sihyeu Singh - 19 Jul, 2020

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