Nowadays, the relation between Indian and Pakistani players have become so soft. They rather seem friendly both on and off the field.
In the recent game between India and Pakistan, players from both sides of the border interacted with one another in a jovial way, even their body language seemed to be so polite. But it has not always been the same, a decade ago, we witness multiple rivalries on and off the field. One of the most rivalries between Indian and Pakistani player is better Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir.
During an ODI game in 2007 in Kanpur, Gautam and Afridi engaged in a heated argument on the field. Since then, there has always a sourness in their relationship. After that incident, they have been witnessed arguing on social media, on both cricket related topics and political topics.
Recently during the former’s stint on Aaj Tak as part of the expert panel in Pakistan’s TV channel Samaa TV, Afridi took a dig at Gautam Gambhir. Afridi said that It’s not like he have had a fight with any of the Indian players. Yes, sometimes there are some arguments with Gautam Gambhir on social media. And he thinks that Gautam is a sort of character which no one likes even in the Indian team.
After Afridi’s comment on Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh who was also the part of that panel had a laugh. But Afridi’s remark on Gambhir did not go well as he was criticised heavily on Twitter. Fans tweeted that they love Gambhir for whatever he did for the country.