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‘Iska dukh khatam hi nahi hota’ - Fans react as Gautam Gambhir takes indirect dig at MS Dhoni, calls fans ‘obsessed with individuals’

Here is how fans have reacted as Gautam Gambhir slams fans by calling them ‘obsessed with individuals’ regarding 2011 World Cup win

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Gautam Gambhir is known as one of the main players who helped India to lift the 2011 ODI World Cup. But, many times, he has come up with an allegation on fans of not giving credit enough to all players for that win. He accused them of celebrating the match-winning knock from skipper MS Dhoni only while all players should get equal respect. 

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Now, while speaking on the YouTube show Backstage with Boria on RevSportz, the former Team India cricketer, Gambhir claimed that people still only talk about that one six from MS Dhoni despite giving the deserving credit to other players like Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, and Sachin Tendulkar.

“No one innings could win India the trophy.” - Gautam Gambhir

He said: “Do we celebrate Yuvraj Singh enough for what he did in the 2011 World Cup with all the health concerns he had? Do we celebrate Zaheer Khan’s opening spell enough? To start off a World Cup final with four maiden overs is incredible, and yet he isn’t given enough credit. Do we celebrate Sachin Tendulkar’s efforts enough? Yes, we celebrate him and the win, but how many remember he was the highest scorer in the World Cup with two hundreds to his name? Do we celebrate Harbhajan Singh’s spell against Pakistan in Mohali, or Suresh Raina’s innings against Australia in Ahmedabad and Pakistan in Mohali? Both these innings were match-winning efforts.”

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“While we celebrate MS Dhoni’s innings in the final, we should celebrate these other efforts as much. No one innings could win India the trophy. It was a collective effort, and should be celebrated as such. It is because of social media that we don’t do it. Social media is biased and we all know that. But social media doesn’t make it the truth. There is always a tendency on social media to celebrate individuals more than the team. In doing so, what happens is we don’t celebrate key performers who had as much a part to play. And that’s an issue for sure. All I will say is we should celebrate the entire team. While we celebrate Dhoni, we should also celebrate the others who all played very important roles in the Indian win,” Gambhir concluded.

Here is how fans have reacted:

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