Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi’s banter isn’t something unknown to cricket fans and fraternity. The two got involved in a heated argument during one of the matches between India and Pakistan and since then the two players have been pretty vocal about one another.
In the latest controversy between the former cricketers, Gambhir has termed Afridi as traitor and liar. Actually, the conflict popped up when Afridi in his book wrote that he doesn’t really know about any of the records etched by Gambhir in his career neither he can recollect any of his significant knocks. “(Gautam Gambhir) and his attitude problem. He, who has no personality,” Afridi wrote.
Gambhir responded to this and tweeted about his innings in the World T20 final that came against Pakistan in South Africa back in 2007.
The former left-handed batsman was a part of the Indian team that won the World T20 in 2007 where he scored an important 75 while played a vital role in India’s World Cup triumph in 2011 as well scoring 97 in the final against Sri Lanka.
Afridi was himself a part of the two tournaments then. The aggressive right-handed batsman held the record for the fastest ODI ton that came in 37 balls. Corey Anderson went past this after scoring a hundred in 36 balls, a record that was short-lived as AB de Villiers hammered a 31-ball hundred to break the shackles.
Someone who doesn’t remember his age how will he remember my records!OK @SAfridiOfficial let me remind u one: 2007 T20 WC final, Ind Vs Pak Gambhir 75 off 54 balls Vs Afridi 0 off 1 ball. Most imp: We won the Cup. And yes, I’ve attitude towards liars, traitors & opportunists.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 18, 2020
Afridi had earlier revealed that while he had some good terms with Indian cricketers like Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh, he never really got well with Gambhir.
Yuvraj and Harbhajan even faced a backlash on social media when they urged people to make donations for Shahid Afridi’s foundation.