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War of words: Gambhir wants to take Afridi to a ‘psychiatrist’


Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is in news recently since he launched his autobiography “Game Changer”. In his autobiography, he specifically targeted Gautam Gambhir, saying that the former Indian batsman lacked personality and has an attitude problem.

War of words: Gambhir wants to take Afridi to a 'psychiatrist'
Gambhir and Afridi

“Some rivalries were personal, some professional. First the curious case of Gambhir. Oh, poor Gautam. He and his attitude problem,’ Afridi wrote in his book.

“He (Gautam) who has no personality. He who is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He who has no great records just a lot of attitude.’ Gambhir has no personality or, just a lot of attitude: Shahid ‘In Karachi we call guys like him saryal (burnt up). It’s simple, I like happy, positive people. Doesn’t matter if they are aggressive or competitive, but you have to be positive and Gambhir wasn’t,” he adds.

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War of words between Gambhir and Afridi

Gambhir and Afridi don’t get along well with each other both off and on the field. In 2007, the duo was booked for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct following a clash during an ODI match between India and Pakistan in Kanpur.

Recalling the incident, Afridi said, “I remember the run-in with Gambhir during the 2007 Asia Cup, when he completed his single while running straight into me. The umpires had to finish it off or I would have. Clearly, we had a frank bilateral discussion about each other’s female relatives.”

On Saturday, the cricketer-turned-politician Gambhir, who is in contention in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections launched a scathing attack on Shahid Afridi, saying the former Pakistan cricketer is a hilarious man after all and that he needs to be taken to a psychiatrist.

“Shahid Afridi you are a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we are still granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I will personally take you to a psychiatrist,” Gambhir tweeted.

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