A shocking moment occurred during the Asia Cup 2023 clash between India and Nepal when Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer turned commentator, was seen showing a middle finger to fans, who were chanting ‘Kohli Kohli’ at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Meanwhile, Gambhir, who is also the BJP MP from East Delhi, spilled the beans at the matter that the crowd at the stadium was yelling anti-India stuff, and being a true-blue Indian, he couldn’t just let it slide, which is why he reacted that way. He also mentioned that what people often come across on social media is not always ‘real.’
‘Jo Social Media pr dikhaya jata wo sach nahi hota, sachayi ye hai jo bhi video viral hua hai, usme agar ap anti-India slogans lagayenge ya ya Kashmir k bare me bat krenge toh insan aise hi react krega ya has k chala jayega. Waha kuch pakistani log the jo anti-india chize bol rhe the,” Gambhir told media after his video of showing middle finger went viral on social media.
Roughly translates to: “The crowd that was made up of Pakistani fans were shouting anti india slogans were also passing comments on Kashmir. As an Indian I can’t take anyone saying this about my country hence reacted this way. What you see on social media isn’t always the correct picture.”