Gambhir fine cricketer but has some problem as human being: Afridi

Battle of words between Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi  looks refuse to die. Both the players often engage in using harsh words to each other. Infact, Gambhir and Afridi have been loggerheads since their first onfield appearance during the India vs Pakistan ODI in 2007. Meanwhile, their fragile relationship gets weaker overtime with various issues.

In a recent interview, Shahid Afridi has heated the battle once again. He said that he like Gambhir as a cricketer and as a batsman but he has some problem as a human being. Afridi feel that , he goes on to say certain things in certain manner, which one would feel that should be left alone. Besides that Afridi also pointed out at the remarks made on Gambhir by former India conditioning coach Paddy Upton in his book.

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

Paddy Upton had also written that “Using the popular notion of mental toughness, he was one of the weakest and mentally most insecure’ people I have worked with”.

“I wanted myself and Indian team to be the best in the world. That’s why I was not satisfied even after scoring 100 as it has been mentioned in Paddy’s book. I see nothing wrong there. As a driven individual, I have tried to raise the bar for myself alone”, the 2011 World Cup winner Gambhir had responded to the comments from Upton.


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