So-called Australian journalist Dennis Freedman is at it again. This time he seems to have pushed the bar a little further. Freedman’s latest victim is Gautam Gambhir, who has just stepped down as Delhi Daredevils captain. He stepped down from captaincy following dismal performances by Daredevils in IPL 2018 and the franchise are currently at the bottom of the IPL Points table.
Here is what happened:
Lately, Gambhir made a statement on the participation of Pakistan in cricket. In an interview with ANI, Gambhir said that India should not only boycott Pakistan from all cricketing activities but ban them from everything.
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) April 26, 2018
It seems such a notion did not go down well with Dennis, who waits for such opportunities to take a dig at Indians.
Dennis Freedman, whose Twitter account username is Dennis Jong Un (for sarcastic purposes) wrote, “Gautam Gambhir is a verbal terrorist. The crap he said again today re relationship between India / Pakistan is dangerous.”
Gautam Gambhir is a verbal terrorist.
The crap he said again today re relationship between India / Pakistan is dangerous.
— Dennis Jong Un (@DennisCricket_) April 27, 2018
Gambhir, unlike other cricketers, is pretty vocal about his opinions and has a strong opinion on subjects ranging from politics to entertainment and of course, sports.
From the cricketing point of view, Daredevils have played 6 matches and won just one. Citing personal form, former Daredevils skipper stepped down from the portfolio and nominated Shreyas Iyer to shepherd the franchise for the rest of the tournament.
Dennis had in the past called Virat Kohli a sweeper as well. He had also gone to the extent of comparing the India map with women’s innerwear. So, such antics are nothing new to Dennis Freedman.
Meanwhile, Daredevils are locking horns with Kolkata Knight Riders at Ferozshah Kotla. Gambhir surprisingly is not in the eleven as KKR won the toss and asked Daredevils to bat.
Here’s how fans lashed out:
What you do on twitter is equally dangerous.
— VJA (@vineethJA) April 27, 2018
Dennis eats shit, dats the reason he speaks shit _
— DD W/O GG (@RajuRejiamar) April 27, 2018
He may be verbal terrorist but u people r the real one..#terroristan
— Manas sasan (@manassasan) April 27, 2018
This is not joke Dennis. ppl like
U want worse indo pak relations.
Shame on u pic.twitter.com/P9vnM8kBUL
— SRHyderabadi (@atheisttindian) April 27, 2018
Daredevils are currently 77 for 1 in 9 overs.