Gautam Gambhir appreciates RCB: The former Indian batsman liked getting acknowledgement from a formidable opposition.
Former India batsman and current Member of Parliament from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir was recently in the news after he took a dig at ESPNcricinfo for lauding former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s World Cup winning six.
In what didn’t seem like an ideal way of marking the ninth anniversary of India’s historic 2011 World Cup victory on the day before yesterday, Gambhir received mixed responses from the fans regarding his tweet including a reply from ESPNcricinfo Editor-in-chief Sambit Bal.
Gautam Gambhir appreciates RCB
On the same day, Gambhir announced donating his two years’ salary to Prime Minister Cares Fund in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“People ask what can their country do for them. The real question is what can you do for your country? I am donating my 2 year’s salary to #PMCaresFund. You should come forward too,” read Gambhir’s tweet.
Much like Gambhir’s plentiful fans, the announcement was also acknowledged by Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore who wrote a story before tweeting it on their official handle.
Former India batsman Gambhir donates two years’ salary as an MP to fight coronavirus! Read more now. 👇https://t.co/6P0eQNEhPs
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 3, 2020
Expressing his hate while losing against a formidable opposition in Royal Challengers, Gambhir appreciated them acknowledging his donation.
@RCBTweets I hated losing to you guys, but today you have won me over by this acknowledgment. Thanks a lot.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 3, 2020
In the 22 matches that Gambhir played against Royal Challengers for Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders, the southpaw scored 713 runs at an average of 33.95 and a strike rate of 134.53 including seven half-centuries. Playing for KKR, a passionate and aggressive Gambhir was once seen in a heated exchange with RCB captain Virat Kohli.