Despite announcing retirement from all forms of the cricket, World T20 2007 and World Cup 2011 winner Gautam Gambhir is very much in the thick of the action, this time for his views and comments.
The Delhi-born opener, who announced stepped away from the cricketing arena earlier this month, opened up a number of things post his decision to quit the sport. One of the most important points he spoke about was how he had been shunted out of the Indian team gradually by MS Dhoni, despite being amongst the runs.
Gambhir questioned the former Indian skipper regarding his selection policy during the CB series 2012, accusing him of failing to stay true to his own decisions. But little did the 37-year-old know that he will face the heat of Twitterati for his comments.
A number of users on the social media website have been speaking against Gambhir and have slammed him. Here's what some of them said:
Gambhir, who had been at the heart of India's World Cup success in 2011, expressed his shock that despite scoring runs and being fit on the field, he, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were overlooked to play together.
Stating that the decision came as a 'complete shock' to all the three players, the left-hander questioned the policy, mentioning that when Dhoni and India were desperate for a win, the trio were played at once.
"If you have the skills to score the runs and you are not a liability on the field, you can go on to play as long as you want. This was always told to us and even in Australia we got to know that all the three can't play together, and we eventually got to play together. When we were in a desperate need to win a game, I remember in Hobart, Viru and Sachin opened and I batted at three with Virat batted at four. India won that game and we had to chase in 37 over," he added.
He then directly went onto question Dhoni for the tactics, saying that the then Indian skipper should have stood by his decision if he made it at the first place.
"At the start of the series, we didn't play together, it was a rotation thing. When it was a desperate moment, MS had to play three of us. If you take a decision, back your decision, stick to it. Don't back on something on which you have already decided," Gambhir told India Today