Pakistani left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan's recent claims that he ended former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir's white-ball career was met with instant ridicule by Indian fans who took to Twitter to express their outrage. The tweets ranged from reminding the Pakistani bowler of Gambhir's stellar records to straightforward appeal to the Pakistani board to school their cricketer in the Indian's achievements.
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1. One of the tweets took a potshot at the Pakistani cricketer known for his 7.1 feet height. It read 7'1" height, zero brains.
2. Another meme shows a man hunting for his chappal to throw at Irfan for daring to suggest that he ended Gambhir's career.
3. One of the memes shows Ranbir Kapoor holding a blank sheet of paper, alluding that Irfan's record sheet is empty compared to Gambhir's.
4. Another meme depicted a few people moving a giant swing set, while one person is seen holding one of the swing seats, alluding that Irfan's impact on Gambhir's illustrious career is negligible.
5. Another tweet from a disgruntled Team India fan minced no words while making it clear that it was beyond Irfan's calibre to affect Gambhir's career in any way.
In a recent interview, Irfan had claimed that he had started the demise of the former opener's career. He recalled the discomfort he had caused Gambhir during the 2012 bilateral series between the two teams. In the series consisting of three one-day internationals and two T20 matches, Irfan dismissed Gautam Gambhir four times. After that series, Gautam Gambhir struggled to regain his form at international level.
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Irfan also claimed that the Indian batsman never liked to face him in a match or in the nets and always avoided eye contact with him. Gambhir, a cricketer-turned-politician, played his last T20I against Pakistan in Ahmedabad. He played his last ODI against England in 2013, and his last test was also against England in 2016