Gautam Gambhir hilariously trolls his catching skills on Twitter
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday decided to have some fun on Twitter at his own expense as he ended up trolling his own catching skills. Gambhir, who retired from international cricket in December last year, has successfully switched into politics after winning the elections on Bharatiya Janata Party's ticket from East Delhi.
The former Indian opener tweeted two pictures of himself - one with his daughter and another in a Kolkata Knight Riders jersey seemingly spilling a catch. "Gautam the cricketer, a terrible catcher!!! Gautam the father, an exceptional catcher," Gambhir wrote with the tweet.
Gautam the cricketer, a terrible catcher!!!— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 2, 2019
Gautam the father, an exceptional catcher!!! pic.twitter.com/YKF048x5h7
Gambhir has remained quite active on social media after retiring from cricket and continues to expresse his views on a range of topics relating to cricketing and non-cricketing issues. The former Indian batsman played 58 Tests, 147 ODIs and 37 T20Is amassing over 10,000 runs in international cricket.
The former Indian opener recently spoke about MS Dhoni's future with the Indian cricket team amid the veteran wicket-keeper batsman's continued absence from international cricket. Dhoni has not played for India ever since the Men in Blue's semi-final exit from the 2019 World Cup after a loss against New Zealand.
Dhoni requested for a two-month-long break from the BCCI post the World Cup making himself unavailable for selection to serve in the Indian Army. He has now extended the break and is not expected to return before December. Talking about Dhoni's retirement, Gambhir said India should look beyond the 38-year-old and give youngsters chances.
"It’s time for some of the youngsters to get groomed in the next four-five years because ultimately it is not about Dhoni, it is about the country. It is not about Dhoni staying on for the next cricket World Cup, it is about winning the next cricket World Cup. You might want to give the opportunity to Rishabh Pant or Sanju Samson, any young cricketer… They should get the opportunity… I think personally if you ask me, I think it’s time for Indian cricket to look beyond Dhoni," Gambhir had said.