Gautam Gambhir Hammers Navjot Sidhu On Pakistan Visit, Says 'sentiments Of The Country Far Bigger Than Your Individual Friendship'

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One of the most outspoken cricketers, Gautam Gambhir, spoke exclusively to Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami on a plethora of topics ranging from cricket to politics on Nation Wants To Know.

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Updated On:

One of the most outspoken cricketers, Gautam Gambhir, spoke exclusively to Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami on a plethora of topics ranging from cricket to politics on Nation Wants To Know. Recently-retired superstar Gautam Gambhir was candid when he spoke about his view on cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's Pakistan visit. Earlier, Mr Gambhir had said that “one must not play around with the sentiments of our fellow countrymen. Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan was a mistake”. When asked about the same he stood by his statement and added: 

"I feel that the sentiments of your country are far bigger than your individual friendship. And I will always stand by it. What is wrong in tweeting something like this? That is where my beliefs are. I think that the sentiments of the country are bigger than your personal friendship. Your personal friendship can always take a back seat".

Read: MASSIVE DISCLOSURE! 'Ready To Join Politics If People Want Me To', Declares Gautam Gambhir On Nation Wants To Know With Arnab Goswami

In a tell-all interaction, the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup-winner said that while he hadn't given the matter much of a thought, he would be willing to step into the (political) field if the people of this country desire so.

"If people think that I'm good enough, and if I believe that I can make a change in this country, and if I feel that strongly and if I have the energy, I will definitely do something for the country to make it a better place. I will make sure that I do everything possible in my own capacity, and if you all (people of this country) believe that I should get into it (politics), I'll definitely give it a thought," responded Gambhir when asked if he should begin a political career.

The 37-year-old, who retired from international cricket on December 4, has been heavily linked since the past few months of joining politics. There were even reports making round that the Delhi-born former cricketer could join BJP and contest 2019 polls from the National Capital.

Read: Politics-ready Gautam Gambhir Takes On Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Says 'Delhi Is Suffering Pollution, Who Do I Ask?'

You can watch the full and exclusive interview of Gautam Gambhir with Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami on 'Nation Wants To Know' at 9 pm on Saturday, as well as 11 am and 7 pm on Sunday. 

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