Former Indian Opener Gautam Gambhir drew the anger of Indian fans on social media on Wednesday after the 2011 World Cup winner uploaded a photo of himself from his iconic 97-point lead in the above-mentioned final as his Facebook cover photo.
Coincidentally, Gambhir changed his cover photo following the former skipper’s 40th birthday MS Dhoni.
Both Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni played iconic balls in the 2011 World Cup final to help India win the title after a gap of 28 years.
While Gambhir struck a brilliant 97, MS Dhoni closed the course with an unbeaten 91.
Dhoni’s six from Nuwan Kulasekara to win the final achieved iconic status. Gambhir has always felt that his turn did not enjoy the respect.
Last year, Gambhir slammed ESPNCricinfo for a social media post on the 9th anniversary of India’s World Cup, where the portal mentioned Dhoni’s iconic six in the caption.
Gambhir responded by saying that the World Cup is a team effort and that it is high time they overcame their “obsession for a six”.
– Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 2 April 2020
Following Gambhir’s latest antics, fans have encouraged social media to tax the former opener on Twitter.
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Here’s how Twitter responds:
Gambhir in his living room when Dhoni gets tribute. pic.twitter.com/12q1HHyLmB
– Maganlal (@ maganlal1303) 7 July 2021
Supporters to h your bad name asli aag na gambhir ne laga rakhi h😭
Edited his cover photo 43 minutes ago😭 pic.twitter.com/6rue80bavH
– Sumit pandey 🚩 (@_kohlitastic_) 7 July 2021
If you’re going to be salty, be as salty as Gautam Gambhir … Go big or go home… pic.twitter.com/IbWGscyCH4
– Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) 7 July 2021
Gambhir Be like – 😎 pic.twitter.com/dNRv1YNAki
– Tꫝꪖꪶꪖρꪖ𝕥ꫝꪗ Eꪀ𝕥𝕣ꪗᴳᴰ (@GupthaDhoni) 7 July 2021
Gambhir sir becomes the Indian Daniel Anna 😭
– Udit (@udit_buch) 7 July 2021
Just felt ashamed. I was hoping the gambhir cover change was fake but went to check out FB. It is true
– Karthik Raj (@kartcric) 7 July 2021
: Gambhir na FB-poste pic.twitter.com/krV9MNZjJT
– Rokesh (@ Rokesh071) 7 July 2021
– Chandru_stan | # 𝟷𝟽ᴀʙ ♡ (@ Extra_covers17) 7 July 2021
– RISHABH 📌 (@sarcastic_sux) 7 July 2021
Make Dhoni the Minister of Sport and invite Gambhir for the oath.
– dimaagkoshot (@dimaagkoshot) 7 July 2021
What Gambhir did is nothing short of small. Another day, another time, my hatred for him is justified by GG himself. Shameless self-promotion for Ballistic Products and a great bargain on a neat little knife for you.
– Hitesh Garg (@ hitesh_garg18) 7 July 2021
Even though I was a big fan of Gambhir, I will always be indebted to his invaluable contributions, but his insecurity and jealousy are clearly visible and it is very sad.
And it is actually his contributions that are derogatory.
– Alok Ranjan (@itsalokranjan) 7 July 2021
Once Gautam gambhir said that wc was not only won by the six of Dhoni,
that toilet won by the whole team
now he uploads his individual photos of toilet
what he wants to show
this also on dhoni’s b’day
Indirectly he needs credit
give him credit guys
he will never stop crying https://t.co/PUGCJzN8Fh
– Div (@div_yumm) 7 July 2021
Gambhir’s annual commemoration of Dhoni’s birthday. 😸 pic.twitter.com/6HNic9nwFt
– Sumit (@_RKSumit) 7 July 2021
Someone asks Gambhir to get a life serious 😅
It’s no coincidence that updating his FB cover with the 97 turns on MSD’s birthday
This guy really has nothing to do in his life.
– OoooThey (@Control_Udayy) 7 July 2021