Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi had a verbal fight during an ODI in 2007.
The rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the fiercest ones in international cricket as the two Asian heavyweights have engaged in several intense battles over the years. As the stakes are high during the high-voltage clash, the tempers have often flared on the pitch with players getting involved in heated verbal battles.
“These things go on cricket. It’s normal. And I feel it has been more hyped up in social media. Woh different kisam ka character hain, aam players se thoda alag hain (He has a different character from that of normal players). His reputation is the same in Team India as well. It is not like it was only with me…he…I feel we should discuss more positive things in this show,” Afridi said on the show ‘Had Kar Di’ with Momin Saqib.
Further praising Gambhir, Afridi stated that he’s a terrific timer of the ball and very few Indian batters have that skill.
“Very few Indian batters I’ve seen having such good timing with the bat. He is an outstanding player,” the former Pakistan skipper added.