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Gautam Gambhir Trolls Kevin Pietersen About Giving Him 'many Reasons To Smile' In 2008

Gautam Gambhir did not spare a moment in reminding Kevin Pietersen of how he was LBWd by a bowler who he considered incompetent. Read more for details.

Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, who has been India's top-performer in two of India's World Cup final wins, was considered by many to be an extremely serious and intense character on the field. However, Gambhir recently surprised his followers on social media with his sense of humour in a post involving Yuvraj Singh and Kevin Pietersen.

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Gautam Gambhir taunts Kevin Pietersen over 2008 "Pie chucker" jibe

When a leading Indian broadcaster posted a tweet with a photo of Gautam Gambhir, the candid Kevin Pietersen asked if anyone could get Gautam Gambhir to smile. Gautam Gambhir, who is mostly seen with his trademark 'poker face', took the opportunity and picked on Kevin Pietersen. Gambhir reminded Pietersen that he had already smiled in 2008 when Kevin Pietersen was out lbw in the Chennai Test by a certain "pie chucker".

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The context of the banter lies in Kevin Pietersen calling Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh a "pie chucker" during the 1st Test of the England tour of India in 2008. In the second England innings, Kevin Pietersen could face only four balls before the flamboyant Yuvraj Singh got him out after only scoring a single run. India ended up winning the Test match by chasing down England's 387.

Here is Gambhir and Pietersen's complete exchange.

Here is how the fans reacted to Gautam Gambhir's jibe at Kevin Pietersen.

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Gautam Gambhir donation towards COVID-19

Gautam Gambhir has been very vocal about donating during the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Here are a few tweets regarding the Gautam Gambhir donation news towards coronavirus relief work.

Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli has also made an undisclosed donation to the PM Cares Fund along with his actor-wife Anushka Sharma. Indian sport is currently at a standstill along with the rest of the world as the government tries to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Reports have suggested that IPL 2020 has been shelved for now.

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