'Your Love Has Remained Eternal': Gambhir On Reaching 10M Followers
Former Indian cricketer and current Member of Parliament Gautam Gambhir on Monday crossed 10 million followers on the micro-blogging website Twitter. Upon reaching the milestone, Gambhir tweeted a heartfelt message for his Twitter family in which he thanked his followers for their support and goodwill since the time he joined Twitter. India's World Cup hero Gambhir also expressed his gratitude for the support that he has received right from the time he was playing in Indian colours to now when he represents the people in the Indian Parliament. He said, "As the years rolled by, a lot of things around me changed, one thing which remained constant was all of you."
Journey of 10 years to 10 million
The BJP MP from East Delhi wrote about the ups and downs he faced throughout his stint as a cricketer where he won World Cups, changed IPL teams and after retirement, and when he started working for the betterment of the people.
He wrote, "The journey of 10 years to 10 million has been nothing short of a cathartic. What started off as means of expressing myself has grown to be my system to connect with each and every one of you. With time, my responsibility towards you changed. I considered most of you as my fans, you all are my family now." Gambhir also wrote that he reads every comment tweeted back at him including the criticism. "I appreciate you reaching out to me. I want to assure you that together we can change the face of Delhi for the better," he added.
I joined Twitter on December 2009, when I was representing my country on the cricket pitch, and today, 10 years later, as I represent the people in the Indian Parliament, your support and your love has remained eternal. pic.twitter.com/7IJIzmxUlL— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 21, 2019
India's 2011 World Cup hero
Gautam Gambhir made his international debut against Bangladesh in April 2003 and had a very cool start before storming off to score crucial 71 runs in the third match of the TVS cup and bag the Player of the Match Award as well. He soon registered his opening spot in the team after giving brilliant starts to the team across formats. His partnership with Virender Sehwag was a complete delight and also helped India get a permanent opening pair. Gambhir played a match-winning of 76 against arch-rivals Pakistan to help India win the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. After India lost star batsmen Sehwag and Tendulkar early in the 2011 World Cup, Gambhir steadied the ship and led the team to lift the cup with his 122-ball 97.