File photo of Gautam Gambhir and former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. Photograph:( Twitter )
Indians on social media decided to take on Freedman for his comments against Gambhir.
Australian journalist Dennis Freedman was trolled on social media after he said Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was a "verbal terrorist" over his views on India-Pak relations.
News agency ANI had quoted Team India's ex-opener saying: "Merely boycotting cricketing ties with Pakistan will not help. If a ban is imposed, it should be in all sectors, be it films, music or any other. Nobody from Pakistan should be provided an opportunity to perform in India unless the relations between the two neighbours improve."
Gautam Gambhir is a verbal terrorist.— Dennis Jai Hind (@DennisCricket_) April 27, 2018
The crap he said again today re relationship between India / Pakistan is dangerous.
Freedman attacked Gambhir saying "crap he said again about India/Pakistan relationship is dangerous".
"In the recent past we have initiated talks with Pakistan on many occasions but no substantial outcome has been achieved. Every country has its own level of patience and importance. First thing, of course, is to talk. But if that doesn't work, one has to take strict action," said Gambhir.
Interestingly, Dennis' status message on Twitter reads: "Virat Kohli sends me memes on Whatsapp."
Indians on social media, however, decided to take on Freedman for his comments against Gambhir who recently stepped down as captain of Delhi's IPL team:
Now we know why that Englishman called you "Jobless pig"....and please don't put your dirty nose in our issue..#dennisfreedman— Amit Kulkarni (@Amit67861202) April 30, 2018
Gautam Gambhir had ceded his position as captain of @DelhiDaredevils to allow Dennis Freedman to take over.?— sunil jha (@jhasunil530) April 25, 2018
Gambhir had earlier got into a Twitter duel with Pakistan's Shahid Afridi over his comments on Kashmir.