From ‘boycott’ to ‘Let’s Play’, Twitter calls out Gambhir’s ‘hypocrisy’

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As India takes Pakistan on a heated World Cup 2019 match, Twitter is calling out Gautam Gambhir after former Indian cricketer turned right-wing politician changed tracks from “complete boycott of Pakistan in the World Cup,” to being in England on the match day, and participating as an expert.

The member of Parliament from East Delhi, Mr. Gambhir had earlier called for India’s total boycott of Pakistan, claiming that, “there can’t be conditional bans.” Talking after Pulwama attack on 14 February that claimed the lives of at least 40 CRPF troopers, he had said in March this year, “All of us need to decide if sports is more important or lives.”

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Though, today, on the match day, he is in England, a part of the expert panel on India vs Pakistan match. He also took to his Twitter to promote CricPlay, a cricket fantasy league, and invited saying, “Play Star Contest with me for #IndvsPak match on @CricPlay.”

Twitter took no time in calling out Mr. Gambhir for his changing tracks, which also gave space to humor and criticism thrive together.

A Twitter user Irony Man said:

A star political commentator, and YouTuber, Dhruv Rathee said:

Another Twitter user, Gajendra Sharma, said:

Twitterati also called the editor of Zee News, Sudhir Chaudhary, for earlier calling for a complete boycott with Pakistan, and hosting Pakistani panelist for an analysis on the match.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan won the toss and invited India to bat first. By the time this report was filed, India had scored 46 runs in 9 overs with no loss of wicket.