Arnab Goswami insults Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar: The popular journalist spoke against the two cricketing legends.
Eminent journalist Arnab Goswami was recently at odds with two of the biggest names in cricket in Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar. Goswami expressed differences with the legendary figures over their stance on playing against Pakistan in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Contrary to the majority, the two former batsmen from Mumbai had opined that India should play the match against Pakistan. While Tendulkar had taken to social media platform Twitter to express his views, Gavaskar opened up on the topic in an interview with India Today.
“India has always come up trumps against Pakistan in the World Cup. Time to beat them once again. Would personally hate to give them two points and help them in the tournament.
“Having said that, for me India always comes first, so whatever my country decides, I will back that decision with all my heart,” Tendulkar’s tweet read.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 22, 2019
“I don’t believe in any Gods”
Both Tendulkar and Gavaskar’s comments didn’t go down well with the journalist who believed that Tendulkar should have been the first cricketer to speak regarding playing against Pakistan.
“I don’t believe in any Gods. Sachin Tendulkar is 100 percent wrong. Sachin Tendulkar, if he has any sense, he should realise that he should be the first person to say that don’t play with Pakistan.
“[Sunil] Gavaskar should be the second person to say that don’t play with Pakistan. These people say that we need two points. Both are damn wrong. We don’t need two points. I want revenge for my martyrs. Sachin Tendulkar can take his two points and put it in the dustbin,” Goswami was quoted as saying during a debate on Republic TV.
Watch the video below:
— Republic (@republic) February 22, 2019
Read some of the Twitter reactions on the same below:
Something wrong with my phone ?? I can see Arnab’s lips moving but all I can hear is “bow wow bow wow “
— …. (@drsaem) February 22, 2019
No Indian national ever doubts @sachin_rt integrity and his patriotism. No athlete ever has held India’s pride as high as @sachin_rt did. People like #ArnabGoswami $ his @republic whose nationality is only towards people in power can never ever question him.#AntinationalArnab
— Phanindra Reddy (@phanindrareddi) February 22, 2019
Shame on YOU Arnab. You are a spot of shame on journalism. I wonder what you and your channel will do once @BJP4India is out of power. 🤔
— Sneha (@sneha2986) February 22, 2019
Who are you arnab to tag someone national or antinational ?? Is @republic the official gauging agency of each and everyone’s nationality? #getlife #partial #journalism Revenge of martyrs will be in same language #10foreachMartyr
— Amit Pawar (@amitsp10) February 23, 2019
Why are @sachin_rt ,Gavaskar & KapilDev given prominence in decision making when it is matter of national stand against terrorist nation.This trio is only famous as they played for India for their own good & entertained people through that. Do they have any other virtue.
— BornPatriot (@IamBornPatriot) February 22, 2019