Gautam Gambhir Terms Imran Khan ‘Role Model for Terrorists’, Calls For Excommunicating Pakistan Prime Minister From Sports Community
Gautam Gambhir and Imran Khan (Photo Credits: ANI | Getty Images)

Cricketer-turned politician Gautam Gambhir made a strong attack on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday. The former Indian cricketer said that the former Pakistani cricketer should be excommunicated from the sports community for being a role model for terrorists. Gambhir’s remarks come after the recent 74th session of United Nations General Assembly. During the UN sessions, Imran Khan had talked about alleged human rights violations by India in Kashmir. Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina and Other Members of Cricket Fraternity Differ Over Their Opinions On MS Dhoni’s Future. 

Taking to Twitter, East Delhi MP Gambhir wrote, “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”. Have a look at the tweet below.  Delhi Police Files Charge Sheet Against Gautam Gambhir, Others in Breach of Trust and Cheating Case.


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In response, many Pakistani citizens came in the support of their Prime Minister and criticised Gambhir’s comment. Well, this can be called a very big and controversial statement of the former Delhi cricketer. Khan is a former Pakistani cricketer who helped Pakistan to win ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 under his leadership. He is the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, which won the previous general elections in Pakistan. Pakistan PM Khan has attacked India on multiple times, blaming the Indian government of not resolving Indo-Pak issues through talks.

This is not the first time that Gambhir had made strong attacks against Pakistan. After the Pulwama terror attack, Gambhir had called out to fight Pakistan on the battlefield. He had also supported to snub India vs Pakistan match in ICC World Cup 2019.