Gautam Gambhir Slams Pak, Its Own People Blast Imran's Curfew Cricket

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir ridiculed Pakistan's 'fortress-like' security provided to the Sri Lankan team in Pak

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir ridiculed Pakistan's 'fortress-like' security provided to the Sri Lankan team in Karachi as international cricket returned to the country after ten years. Gautam Gambhir, who had earlier called Pakistan PM Imran Khan as a 'role model' for terrorists took to Twitter to share a video in which Pakistan's own citizens humiliate Imran Khan for the sorry state of affairs in the city of Karachi with regards to the security arrangements made for the Pakistan-Sri Lanka clash. Earlier, Gautam Gambhir had demanded Imran Khan's excommunication, explaining that sports personalities are role models of good behaviour and team spirit. Gautam Gambhir shared a video in which Pakistan citizens humiliate Imran Khan and call out his double standards as he attempts to poke his nose into an internal matter of India while his own country suffers from frequent security lapses.

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Gautam Gambhir leaves Pakistan red-faced

Taking to Twitter, Gautam Gambhir shared a video in which the people of Pakistan criticize Imran Khan for 'curfew cricket' in the city of Karachi. In the video, the Sri Lankan team bus can be seen being escorted amid curfew-like conditions along with an astounding number of 32 police vehicles. Voices of the people can be heard in the backdrop of the video as they count the number of vehicles in the convoy and go on to mock Imran Khan for organizing a match amid such tight security measures. Further, the voices criticize Imran Khan for complaining about tight security and lockdown in Kashmir while Karachi was turned into a similar fortress for the game. More than ten senior Sri Lankan players gave the Pakistan tour a miss as they were concerned about threats to their life, with the memories of the attack on the team bus in 2009 still fresh in the minds of the Lankans. Pakistan managed to grab a 67-run victory over Sri Lanka to mark the return of international cricket to Pakistan but the country continues to embarrass itself on the global stage as Imran Khan runs from pillar to post, 'claiming to fight terrorism', while Pakistan remains the largest sponsor of terror activities. See Gautam Gambhir's tweet here:

Imran Khan's UNGA address

Addressing the 74th United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters, New York, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Friday, predicted 'another Pulwama' when restrictions in Kashmir are completely lifted. He admitted to Pakistan's backing for Mujahideen and the country's flimsy economy. He blamed India for its current standing at the FATF. He also made an absurd Hollywood reference to defend terrorism, stating the possibility of a terror attack in Kashmir. Curiously, he repeatedly brought up his former cricket career and rambled on for 50 minutes at the UNGA.

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PM Modi's UNGA address

Contrasting PM Imran Khan's 50-minute long speech, India's PM Modi wrapped up his entire speech within the allotted 15 minutes. PM Modi used the global stage to reaffirm India's commitment to fight against terror, climate change. He also showcased India as a global leader in terms of cleanliness, renewable energy, and development. PM Modi also spoke about India's rich heritage and culture, pride in the world celebrating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the message behind being elected with the world's biggest mandate.

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