Some users pointed out that the East Delhi MP should pay more attention and devote more time to his responsibilities and duties as a parliamentarian
In the recently-concluded cricket match where India defeated Pakistan in England, locking in a 7-0 record against the arch-rivals in World Cups, new parliamentarian Gautam Gambhir was seen commentating.With rains dampening the spirit of the eager audience every now and then, expert analysts of the game regaled the audience while taking over much of the screen time too. However, the former opening batsman drew major flak on social media platforms for agreeing to participate in the exercise.
Here comes the biggest battle we all look out for. Play 'Star Contest' with me for #INDvsPAK match on @CricPlay. Let's see if you can score more than me, follow the @CricPlay page, download the App & create your team now! #CricPlay #FantasyCricket #StarContest #AbIndiaKhelega pic.twitter.com/eKRWa8iLYF
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 16, 2019
While some users pointed out that the East Delhi MP should pay more attention and devote more time to his responsibilities and duties as a parliamentarian, others admonished him for making extra money by commentating on the game.Some other netizens also pointed out how Gambhir had backtracked on a call for boycotting matches against Pakistan. After the Pulwama fidayeen attack on February 14, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP suggested the national cricket team to boycott the Pakistan cricket team. Yet, he chose to commentate on the World Cup match; this “double standard” irked many Twitter users.
Hypocrisy! a href="https://t.co/1clnryNXfk">pic.twitter.com/1clnryNXfk
— Sai Kishore (@hydwallah) June 16, 2019
Kitne me bikey ho? pic.twitter.com/fckHOrPBWC
— P (@itsallryt) June 16, 2019
Two months back you were against India playing in this game....so.........
— amitava (@amitava0112) June 16, 2019
And .....The Hypocrite of the day award goes to.... /p>— LogicIndia (@india_logic) June 16, 2019
Have been a big fan of your cricket..but if I remember you were the one against this match in February..now seeing you here pre match show giving your expert advice show's your hepocrisy.. doesn't it???
— Arjun (@Arjun81854927) June 16, 2019
You are an MP now...you shouldn't promote ads from your Twitter handle or else make another tweeter handle for MP Gautam gambhir.
— Naveen Srivastwa (@navinverma1055) June 16, 2019
Are Mp ko public ke liye hona chahiye nahi abhi cricket me dhyan
— nikhil sargar (@nikh20) June 16, 2019
Bhai Member of Parliament ko part time job na bana diyo.— Singh (@verbalcactus) June 16, 2019