Gautam Gambhir a ‘verbal terrorist’ - Australian journalist makes bizarre remark
Gautam Gambhir was the latest target of Australian journalist Dennis Freedman as he called the Delhi Daredevils cricketer a ‘verbal terrorist’.Updated: Apr 30, 2018 16:53 IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Australian journalist Dennis Freedman has been on the receiving end of the anger of Indian cricket team fans, after he termed veteran cricketer Gautam Gambhir a ‘verbal terrorist’ following his comments on India’s relations with Pakistan.
Gambhir had recently suggested boycotting Pakistan on all front and not just cricket. News agency ANI quoted Gambhir as saying, “Merely boycotting cricketing ties with Pakistan will not help. If a ban is imposed, it should be in all sectors, be it films, music or any other. Nobody from Pakistan should be provided an opportunity to perform in India unless the relations between the two neighbours improve.”
Freedman, who has been very supportive of Pakistan and critical of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well as the national team at times, went on to call Gambhir a ‘verbal terrorist’ with his comments.
Gautam Gambhir is a verbal terrorist.— Dennis Jai Hind (@DennisCricket_) April 27, 2018
The crap he said again today re relationship between India / Pakistan is dangerous.
Freedman’s tweet sparked yet another India-Pakistan debate, with his followers from both the countries taking stands opposite to each other.
Lol...Dennis You are an attention seeking troublemaker . Perhaps it's best for you to ask your govt to give right to aboriginals who are being neglected and abused. India Pakistan is not your thing . #TerroristanSupporter— m.k. nokhwal (@mknokhwal1019) April 29, 2018
Why you care about my India and my Indian people ?? @GautamGambhir whatever he said he said about he’s country not you or your country .. so shut your mouth and find some news in your own country..looser— humsabekhain🇮🇳 (@sachin_shere) April 29, 2018
He said truth bro...— Hasrat Khokhar™ (@hasratkh0khar) April 27, 2018
Pakistan does not deserve anything...
We can't need any relationship with Country like Pakistan...
Gambhir’s frustration is obvious. Every indian after 18 june 2017 wants to cut ties off with pakistan 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qdmXKB6skY— Misbah ul haq FC (@misbahulhaqFC) April 27, 2018
He may be verbal terrorist but u people r the real one..#terroristan— Manas sasan (@manassasan) April 27, 2018
This is not the first time Freedman has run into trouble with the Indian cricket fans on social media. Earlier, after posting a picture of Indian cricketers led by Virat Kohli sweeping the Eden Gardens, Freedman had posted a photo of himself wearing a shirt that read ‘Sachin, who?’ for the batting legend Sachin Tendulkar.
First Published: Apr 30, 2018 16:44 IST