Gautam Gambhir lashes out at broadcaster & fans, ‘End Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni HERO Worshipping’


Indian Cricket HERO WORSHIP: Cricket is the most popular sport in India. The players are looked upon with high regards in the…

Indian Cricket HERO WORSHIP: Cricket is the most popular sport in India. The players are looked upon with high regards in the county and are extremely popular. Some of the names include Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar among others. They are also worshipped as heroes in the country. However, former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes this hero worship, which has been created by social media, fans and broadcasters, should come to a stop. Follow all cricket live updates with InsideSport.IN

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With the kind of popularity of these players in country, they have almost attained a god-like status in India cricket as well. Gambhir is very clear in his message – India cricket stands first, and it is the only thing that needs to be worshipped.

Indian Cricket HERO WORSHIP: Gautam Gambhir lashes out at broadcaster & fans, ‘End HERO Worshipping of Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni, RESPECT Indian Cricket'
Indian Cricket HERO WORSHIP: Gautam Gambhir lashes out at broadcaster & fans, ‘End HERO Worshipping of Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni, RESPECT Indian Cricket’

“India needs to come out of this hero worship. Whether it’s Indian cricket, whether it’s politics, whether it’s Delhi cricket. We have to stop worshipping heroes. The only thing that we need to worship is Indian cricket, or for that matter Delhi or India, “ Gambhir said at the Idea Exchange with The Indian Express.

Indian Cricket HERO WORSHIP: Gautam Gambhir lashes out at broadcaster & fans, ‘End HERO Worshipping of Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni, RESPECT Indian Cricket’

To be fair, the players just do their jobs. Certain players like Dhoni, Kohli and many others have developed as fan favourites. They have also done great job at the personal level for India cricket and at the individual level as well.

With the kind of role social media plays these days, the players have attained another level of hype and popularity. The following of Indian cricketers on social media narrates a picture of their hero status. For instance, Kohli has a fan following 0f 50.1 million fan followers. It is the most for anyone in India.

Indian Cricket HERO WORSHIP: Gautam Gambhir lashes out at broadcaster & fans, ‘End HERO Worshipping of Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni, RESPECT Indian Cricket'
Indian Cricket HERO WORSHIP: Gautam Gambhir lashes out at broadcaster & fans, ‘End HERO Worshipping of Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni, RESPECT Indian Cricket’

Gambhir believes that such kind of hero worship is created by two things primarily – social media and broadcasters. He even called social media to be the most fake thing that exists in India.

“Who created that (hero worship)? It is created by two things. First, by social media followers, which is probably the fakest thing in this country because you are judged by how many followers you have. That is what creates a brand,” Gambhir added.

“Second, by the media and the broadcasters. If you keep talking about one person day in and day out, it eventually becomes a brand. That is how it was in 1983. Why start from Dhoni? It started in 1983. When India won the first World Cup, it was all about Kapil Dev. When we won in 2007 and 2011, it was Dhoni. Who created that? None of the players did. Nor did the BCCI.”

Indian Cricket HERO WORSHIP: Gautam Gambhir lashes out at broadcaster & fans, ‘End HERO Worshipping of Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni, RESPECT Indian Cricket’

He also added that the India cricket should not be ruled by just a few players. It should be about all the players in the squad.  “There are more than two or three people who are stakeholders of Indian cricket. They don’t rule Indian cricket, they should not be ruling Indian cricket. Indian cricket should be ruled by the 15 people sitting in that dressing room.”





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