Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian cricketer, is pretty well-known for hate-mongering Pakistan. He spares no chance to strengthen his anti-Pak narrative, even when tensions are already escalated.
Gautam Gambir has rarely said anything positive about Pakistan in the past
Like how he has lashed out at Shahid Afridi many times for merely expressing his concern over the Kashmir situation.
Media called me for reaction on @SAfridiOfficial tweet on OUR Kashmir & @UN. What’s there to say? Afridi is only looking for @UN which in his retarded dictionary means “UNDER NINTEEN” his age bracket. Media can relax, @SAfridiOfficial is celebrating a dismissal off a no- ball!!!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 3, 2018
Once, Gautam urged the world to stop supporting Pakistan with financial aid.
Yeah, you wish.
I’d urge each and every country to stop aids to Pakistan and most of all my second most favoured cricketing nation, Australia. India fears that your dollars are not being used for right causes #StopAidToPak https://t.co/HjfHmibUh3
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 14, 2019
In another interview, he asked the Indian Cricket Board to boycott the India Pakistan match in the World Cup earlier this year
India should be ready to forfeit Pakistan match: Gautam Gambhir pic.twitter.com/hR8bwrupfd
— NDTV Sports (@Sports_NDTV) March 18, 2019
So much hate speech concentrated into just one Gautam Gambhir.
Provided this record, everybody was surprised when he helped a Pakistani girl to get treated in India
A six-year-old Pakistani girl, Omaima Ali, got able to avail of medical treatment in India due to Gautam’s efforts for their visas. He received a phone call from Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Yousuf requesting a visa for the girl who had earlier undergone treatment at a hospital in Noida and needed open-heart surgery as soon as possible.
Former Indian cricketer & BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on a Pakistani girl travelling to India for medical treatment: I requested EAM & I am thankful that he has accepted the request and granted the visa. I am thankful to the PM & Home Minister too. Hopefully, she can get treated well. pic.twitter.com/zXVNN0keHQ
— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2019
Gambhir mentioned that he had a problem with the government, the ISI and terrorist groups in Pakistan but had no grudge against the people across the border
“If a six-year-old girl can get treatment in India, what better than this can happen?” he said.
उस पार से एक नन्हे दिल ने दस्तक दी,
इस पार दिल ने सब सरहदें मिटा दी।
उन नन्हे कदमों के साथ बहती हुई मीठी हवा भी आई है,
कभी-कभी ऐसा भी लगता है जैसे बेटी घर आई है।
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 19, 2019
Can you believe this?
Making a 180 degrees turn to whatever you’ve supporting throughout life, is truly astonishing. Whatever the motive was, Gautam’s act of helping out a child in need is surely commendable. No matter which side of the border you belong, everyone needs to have this humanitarian approach, considering humans above of all nationalistic and racial prejudices.
So what do you appreciate his intervention? Let us know in the comments.
Cover image via @GautamGambhir/ Twitter