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Congress Leader Supriya Shrinate Criticizes Gautam Gambhir for Middle Finger Gesture, Calls Him ‘Shameless’ During Asia Cup 2023

Congress Leader Supriya Shrinate Criticizes Gautam Gambhir for Middle Finger Gesture, Calls Him ‘Shameless’


Congress Leader Supriya Shrinate Criticizes Gautam Gambhir Faces Backlash for Middle Finger Gesture During Asia Cup 2023 Opener Against Pakistan

Former Indian cricketer and current BJP Member of Parliament Gautam Gambhir has come under scrutiny for his reaction to a section of the crowd during the ongoing Asia Cup 2023.

A video circulating on social media shows Gambhir making an obscene gesture at the crowd during India’s tournament opener against arch-rivals Pakistan, which was eventually abandoned due to incessant rain.

In the video clip, Gambhir can be seen showing the middle finger toward the crowd. However, he claimed that his gesture was in response to “anti-India slogans” from a section of the audience.

“When you come to watch sports, don’t engage in political sloganeering. If you are shouting anti-India slogans and Kashmir slogans, you can’t expect me to keep quiet. Social media never gives you the full picture,” Gambhir told the media.

 

Congress Leader Supriya Shrinate Criticizes Gautam Gambhir for Middle Finger Gesture, Calls Him 'Shameless'
Congress Leader Supriya Shrinate Criticizes Gautam Gambhir for Middle Finger Gesture, Calls Him ‘Shameless’

 

While Gambhir defended himself, political rivals continued to criticize the BJP MP. Congress leader Supriya Shrinate expressed her opinion on the matter on X (formerly known as X) and called the former cricketer “a shameless man.” She wrote, “Being an athlete, he’s so frustrated on hearing other’s names. A parliamentarian who does not know how to conduct himself in public life. An extremely shameless man who made a desperate attempt to hide behind fabricated slogans against the country.”

In the context of their rivalry, some sections of the media reported that chants of “Kohli, Kohli” were heard when Gambhir showed the middle finger toward the crowd while walking back to the broadcasting area from the ground during a rain interruption in Pallekele.

However, Gambhir, who is part of the commentary team for the continental tournament, clarified that his reaction had nothing to do with the “Kohli, Kohli” chants. He insisted that he was reacting to the anti-India slogans and slogans related to Kashmir being chanted in the crowd.


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