Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has stirred another controversy and has been severely criticized for his remark on Indian Cricket Team victories in World Cups, following India’s bronze medal win in Hockey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Indian Hockey Team scripted history on Thursday after they beat Germany 5-4 to clinch the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. They won the medal after 40 years. They last won a gold medal way back in 1980.
Following India’s victory, Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian Hockey Team for achieving the feat. With that, he also stated that the bronze medal is bigger than any Cricket World Cup wins in 1983, 2007 and 2011.
His Tweet didn’t go down well with the netizens who bashed him left, right and centre.
Here’s a look at some of those tweets:
Earlier, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team exhibited a heart-warming performance to clinch bronze. They showed grit and determination to come back from 1-3 down to win the game 5-4.
Simranjeet Singh scored a brace for India (17th and 34th minute) while Hardik Singh (27th), Harmanpreet Singh (29th), and Rupinder Pal Singh (31st) scored the other goals for the team.
Several other Indian cricketers also congratulated Indian Hockey Team for their remarkable achievement. Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina took to Twitter to express their delight at India’s achievement.
Virender Sehwag also highlighted India’s efforts to fight back from a losing position and win the game. “Chak De Fattey ! Burraaah. A landmark day for @TheHockeyIndia. After being down 3-1, INDIA fights back to win the bronze medal match 5-3, a first Olympic medal in #Hockey after 40 years. Mazaa aa gaya #IndvsGer,” Virender Sehwag wrote in his tweet.