Former Indian cricketer and BJP MP – Gautam Gambhir slammed Pakistan PM Imran Khan for his recent speech at UNGA, saying that he is “role model for terrorists” and despite being former sportsperson has no team spirit, ethics, or strength of character.
Sportspeople are supposed to be role models. Of good behavior. Of Team spirit. Of ethics. Of strength of character. Recently in the UN, we also saw a former sportsperson speak up. As a role model for terrorists. @ImranKhanPTI should be excommunicated from sports community.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 30, 2019
“Sportspeople are supposed to be role models. Of good behaviour. Of Team spirit. Of ethics. Of the strength of character. Recently in the UN, we also saw a former sportsperson speak up. As a role model for terrorists. @ImranKhanPTI should be excommunicated from the sports community,” tweeted Gambhir.
Hundreds of netizens from Pakistan attacked the Indian politician for criticizing what they called a larger than life premier. Prominent among those was Indian author Prerna Bakshi, who seemed to win hearts of a lot of Twitter users with her sarcastic response to Gambhir, questioning his cricketing abilities.
Still a better cricketer than you ever were. https://t.co/OIrses8Mr7
— Dr. Prerna Bakshi (@bprerna) September 30, 2019
At UNGA, Pakistan PM Khan attacked India over New Delhi’s move to revoke Article 370 and initiative a what Islamabad terms as – a brutal crackdown on people of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Khan spoke for over half an hour, well over the allotted time-limit, where he touched upon issues like money laundering, climate change, Islamophobia, apart from Indian hostilities in Jammu and Kashmir.