I will personally take you to psychiatrist: Gautam Gambhir hits back at Shahid Afridi's comments

Not known to pull back punches, Gautam Gambhir hit back at Shahid Afridi, offering to take him to a session with a psychiatrist after the former Pakistan captain wrote a few uncharitable things about the Indian opener.

Press Trust of India, May 04, 2019 12:24:38 IST

New Delhi: Not known to pull back punches, Gautam Gambhir hit back at Shahid Afridi, offering to take him to a session with "a psychiatrist" after the former Pakistan captain wrote a few uncharitable things about the Indian opener.

File image of Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir. AFP

File image of Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir. AFP

Afridi in his just-released autobiography 'Game Changer' had sarcastically referred to Gambhir as someone who "behaves like a cross between Don Bradman and James Bond," and has a "lot of attitude and no great records"

Gambhir responded through his official twitter handle tagging Afridi.

"...you are a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we are still granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I will personally take you to a psychiatrist," Gambhir tweeted.

The duo never shared a great rapport on and off-the-field and it was reflected in Afridi's take on Gambhir.

"Some rivalries were personal, some professional. First the curious case of Gambhir. Oh poor Gautam. He & his attitude problem. He who has no personality. He who is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He who has no great records just a lot of attitude," Afridi wrote.

"Gambhir behaves like he's a cross between Don Bradman & James Bond. In Karachi, we call guys like him saryal (grumpy). It's simple, I like happy, positive people. Doesn't matter if they are aggressive or competitive, but you have to be positive & Gambhir wasn't," he further wrote.

The two had an angry bust up during a bilateral series ODI in Kanpur back in 2007 (wrongly referred in Afridi's book as Asia Cup game).

"I remember the run-in with Gambhir during the 2007 Asia Cup, when he completed his single while running straight into me. The umpires had to finish it off or I would have. Clearly we had a frank bilateral discussion about each other's female relatives," Afridi recalled the uncharitable verbal exchange.

Afridi has recently agreed that he had indulged in age-fraud and was 21 years old when he scored his hundred debut and not 16 as it was believed for a lot of years.

Updated Date: May 04, 2019 12:25:10 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

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Mumbai
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2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
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4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
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Kolkata
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Punjab
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7
Rajasthan
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Bangalore
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