Twitter user asked Gautam Gambhir if he is anti-Pakistan. Here’s what he said

A user on Twitter asked cricketer Gautam Gambhir why he is so anti-Pakistan. “I’m not! I don’t think any Indian is,” Gambhir responded to the user and wrote, “when we have to choose between the lives of our soldiers and anything else, we are all on the same side.”
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday interacted with his fans and followers on micro-blogging website Twitter. He hosted an ask me anything session on completing one year in politics and users posted questions with the hashtag #AskGG.

A user on Twitter asked cricketer Gautam Gambhir why he is so anti-Pakistan. “I’m not! I don’t think any Indian is,” Gambhir responded to the user and wrote, “when we have to choose between the lives of our soldiers and anything else, we are all on the same side.” 

Gautam Gambhir joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019. He fought Lok Sabha election from east Delhi seat and won after defeating Congress’ Arvind Singh Lovely and Aam Aadmi Party’s Atishi.

Often Gambhir is seen critcising Pakistan on Twitter. In April, Gambhir slammed former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi for his remarks on Kashmir.

“Jokers like Afridi, Imran and Bajwa can spew venom against India &andPM @narendramodiji to fool Pak people but won’t get Kashmir till judgment day!” he had said after Afridi made a remark over Kashmir criticising India.

In December last year, Gambhir criticised the behaviour of players who discriminated against Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria and said that the incident shows the actual face of the country.

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