Aapne Surya ke baare mein toh ek sawaal nahi pucha: Gambhir loses his cool over Kohli-Rohit hero worship

Aapne Surya ke baare mein toh ek sawaal nahi pucha: Gambhir loses his cool over Kohli-Rohit hero worship

Updated: 5 months, 8 days, 20 hours, 36 minutes, 36 seconds ago

Gautam Gambhir reignited the hero-worship debate on a news channel as he asked the reporter to ask question about Suryakumar Yadav | Courtesy: BCCI

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Gautam Gambhir reignited the hero-worship debate ahead of India's T20 World Cup match against PakistanGambhir asked the reporter to talk about Suryakumar Yadav rather than Virat Kohli or Rohit SharmaGambhir in the past has talked about how it is important to give credit to performances rather than consider number of social media followers in praises

Team India batter Suryakumar Yadav has had a sensational year with the bat and is the X-factor for the Men in Blue going into the T20 World Cup. Surya, who has amassed 801 runs till now in the shorttest format holds the key for India with the form he is in and has definitely left the likes of skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli behind in terms of the impact which he has had.

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir , who has raised his voice against the culture of 'hero worship' in Indian cricket in the past reignited the debate on a news channel when the discussion began with Kohli. Gambhir said that instead of Kohli, Surya should have been talked about as he alongside Hardik Pandya have been the best performers for India rather than the ones, who have a better social media following.

During an interaction with Zee, Gambhir said, "Aap Indian cricket ki baat kariye. Indian team ki baat honi zaruri hai. Hero worship nahi hona chaiye par hota hai kyunki media brands banati hai. Suryakumar Yadav ka pichle ek saal mein jo pradarshan raha hai Indian team ke liye woh, mujhe lagta hai ki jo 6 ballebaaz hai unse better hai. But aapne usske baare mein ek bhi sawal nahi pucha. Kyunki uske paas social media mein utne followers nehi hai bakioke muqable (Talk about Indian cricket. We should all be talking about the Indian team. We should stop hero worship. It shouldn't be there at all, but it's still prevelant because media transform these players into brands. Suryakumar Yadav's performance, in the last one year, has been better than all those six batters. But you did not ask me a single question about him. It is because he does not have as many followers on social media compared to other players.)

Aapne pehla naam Virat Kohli ka liya, Suryakumar ka nahi liya. Virat ke baad shayad aap Rohit ka leti ya KL Rahul ka leti. But performance wise, Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar ke ilawa team mein aur kisike paas bhi nahin hai (Even you first took the name of Virat Kohli, not Suryakumar. (May be, Rohit Sharma would be next, then KL Rahul. But based on performance, Suryakumar, and Hardik Pandya has been the best in the Indian team.)

Gambhir said that hero worship is a big reason for India not being able to win an ICC trophy for almost a decade hence worshipping the team will help rather than a particular player.

"Indian team World Cup kiliye jaati hai toh hero worship nehin, India team ki worship kariye. Yehi sabse bara karan hai ki hum 2011 se 2022 tak ek bhi ICC trophy nehin jeet paaye kyunki hero worship se uth hi nehi paye (When the Indian team leaves for World Cup, then we should all stop this hero worship. Worship the team. In fact, this has been the main reason why India have not been able to win any ICC trophies between 2011 and 2022.),” he added.