Gautam Gambhir Trolled On Twitter For Criticising Mohammad Azharuddin’s Eden Gardens Honour
Gautam Gambhir had expressed his displeasure over Mohammad Azharuddin ringing the bell
at the start of the first T20I on Sunday.
After Mohammad Azharuddin rang the bell to mark the start of the first Twenty20 International (T20I) between
India and the Windies at the Eden Gardens on Sunday,
the Committee of Administrators (CoA) and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for giving the tainted former India captain such an honour.
After expressing his displeasure, Gambhir faced backlash on Twitter.
Fans didn’t quite enjoy his stand against the Indian board allowing Azharuddin to ring the bell. Here are some of the reactions
One of India’s most flamboyant skippers, Azharuddin’s career came to a controversial end
after when he was implicated in the infamous match-fixing scandal in 2000 and subsequently banned for life by the BCCI.Azhar had fought the decision in the Andhra Pradesh High Court, which ruled in his favour in 2012.
The Indian cricket board didn’t challenge the court order
and later made it clear that it no longer prohibited Azharuddin from holding any position in the ICC or BCCI or its affiliated associations.
Azhar, who captained India in 47 Tests, played 99 Tests for India and scored 6,215 runs at an average of 45.03.
He represented the national team in 334 One-day Internationals and made 9,378 runs at an average of 36.92.