Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is widely recognized for his outspoken and straightforward demeanor. He stands out as one of the few former cricketing legends unafraid to express his thoughts, consistently advocating for truth and righteousness. However, in a recent interview on the “Bada Bharat Show,” Gambhir made a surprising statement that caught everyone’s attention.

During a rapid-fire question session with the show’s host, Gautam Gambhir faced a series of quick inquiries, including one about his greatest life regret. While most might have anticipated a personal response, the 41-year-old cricketer delivered an unexpected answer that left everyone intrigued.

Gambhir boldly stated that his most significant life regret was choosing a career in cricket, saying, “Mujhe cricketer nhi hona chahiye tha (I should not have become a cricketer),” which left the host visibly surprised. Given the rapid-fire format of the interview, Gambhir didn’t have the opportunity to elaborate further on his response, leaving fans on social media pondering the reasons behind this surprising sentiment from the highly successful former Indian opening batsman and cricketing icon.

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Gautam Gambhir boasts an illustrious cricketing career marked by numerous remarkable accomplishments. He played pivotal roles in two ICC World Cup finals, delivering match-winning performances in the 2007 T20 World Cup final against Pakistan and the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka, where he played a memorable innings, scoring 97 runs.

Furthermore, Gambhir’s astute leadership guided the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to victory in the IPL, securing two coveted titles for the team in 2012 and 2014. His contributions played a significant role in shaping KKR’s successful history in the league.

Currently, Gautam Gambhir finds himself in Sri Lanka as a commentator for the Asia Cup 2023. Recently, he became embroiled in a controversy when a video surfaced showing him making an offensive gesture towards fans who were allegedly chanting “Kohli Kohli” to taunt him.

In response to the controversy, Gambhir clarified that the video was from a different incident and had been manipulated. He explained that Pakistani fans were, in fact, chanting anti-India slogans, prompting his reaction. Gambhir emphasized his unwavering patriotism and his inability to tolerate anything against his country, describing his response as a natural reaction to the circumstances.

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He stated, “What is portrayed on social media does not reflect the truth, as people manipulate content as they see fit. The truth about the viral video is that if you raise anti-India slogans and speak about Kashmir, then the person in front of you will naturally react and not respond with a smile. There were 2-3 Pakistanis present who were expressing anti-India sentiments, particularly regarding Kashmir. So, my response was instinctual.”