In a recent column for International Cricket Council, former skipper Shahid Khan Afridi has claimed, that he had the ugliest altercation with ‘Gautam Gambhir’ amongst the whole Indian team.
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In the column, Afridi wrote, “highly entertaining match between the two traditional rivals, who have a rich cricketing history between them.”
“Contrary to popular belief, India and Pakistan players get along very well. Of course, there are exceptions like Gautam Gambhir, who dare I say isn’t the friendliest.” Afridi wrote in the column. “We are unlikely to be found together at a coffee shop anytime soon.”
“We had a heated exchange on the field some years ago and it made headlines all over the world. While I have moved on in life as I feel these things are part and parcel of the game, Gautam for some reason can’t get over it. Good luck to him!”
“While Gautam is clearly an exception, I have enjoyed excellent relationships with Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh. The three are one of my best mates and we have some wonderful memories together from the times when both the sides used to play and tour each other on a regular basis.”
In 2007, Afridi and Gambhir had an argument during an ODI match hosted in Kanpur.