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Gautam Gambhir Comes Up With A Stern Reply To Rajat Sharma
By CricShots - May 4, 2023 4:01 pm
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At a time when his on-field brawl with Virat Kohli during an IPL 2023 match has become the talk of the town, Gautam Gambhir has attracted a fresh controversy with a hard-hitting cryptic tweet for TV journalist and former Delhi and District Association (DDCA) president Rajat Sharma. Gambhir indirectly posted an explosive tweet but dropped multiple hints about the person he was referring to.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir

Rajat, in his news program on India TV, claimed Gautam Gambhir had an inflated ego ever since he has become the Member of Parliament. He also said that Virat, whom he called an “aggressive, no-nonsense player” was someone who could “give it back” to Gambhir. The journalist claimed further that Gambhir’s actions were not in favor of sportsmanship, did not behoove his status as an MP, and was damaging to the gentleman’s game.

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Gautam Gambhir, in response, sent out a tweet referring to Rajat Sharma’s popular show ‘Aap ki Adalat’. The Lucknow Super Giants mentor tweeted, “A man who ran away from the job of running Delhi Cricket, citing pressure seems over-eager to sell paid PR as concern for cricket! yahii kalyug’ hai jhaa ‘bhgodd’e’ apnii ‘adaalt’ chalaate hai (It is, perhaps, a testament to the times we are living in that a truant is running his own court).”

Rajat Sharma resigned as DDCA president in November 2019 after joining the post in July 2018. Gambhir and Kohli were fined by BCCI for their on-field behavior. They came face-to-face at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow after Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), for whom the now-retired Gambhir is a team mentor.

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Kohli and Gambhir received a fine of 100% of their fees for the match that took place on Monday. Both admitted to breaching the IPL code of conduct related to bringing the game into disrepute. Former India stars like Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag, however, were not satisfied with the fine. They demanded a stricter punishment to ensure such unpleasant scenes are never repeated on the cricket field.