Former Indian batter, Gautam Gambhir has been known for sharing his opinion without mincing his words, and once again for some reason, a whole lot of people are triggered because of his recent comments. He has once again hogged the media attention due to a remark that he today unleashed regarding Indian cricketers like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. To Gautam’s credit though, he was intentionally instigated to get Virat Kohli and Dhoni involved in his comments.
During the Indian Express’ special IDEA EXCHANGE, Gautam Gambhir was asked a question: “Do you think that this whole hero worship chokes the next star to come up? Nobody (no Indian cricketer) has grown in that shadow. It was MS Dhoni earlier. It’s (Virat) Kohli now”.
Replying to the query, Gautam Gambhir was honest as he said, “Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled four overs & got 5 wickets (during IND vs AFG). I don’t think anyone knows about that. But Virat Kohli scores a 100 and there are celebrations everywhere in this country. India needs to come out of this hero-worship”.
The news channels and social media channels were seen celebrating Virat Kohli’s 71st century in an exclusive manner. If Virat’s much-awaited 100 was a big accomplishment, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s first-ever 5 wicket-haul in T20Is was equally good.
In order to get things into perspective, the 5 for 4 bowling spell of Bhuvneshwar Kumar was also the 1st incident when a bowler got one in T20Is against Afghanistan. But still, only Gautam Gambhir amongst all the commentators was seen celebrating the achievement.
Gautam Gambhir stressed how teams should be the sole monster in the scheme of things and that fans should stop worshipping the players as individual heroes. In the aforementioned setup, former southpaw also asked the people not to celebrate individuals even in politics (including him) but the organization.