After skipping a high-level meeting on rising air pollution and attracting a lot of criticism, Indian politician Gautam Gambhir has given another controversial statement.


This time the former Indian batsman talked about his most remembered knock, which helped India win the 2011 World Cup.

Gautam Gambhir 2011 WC
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Despite scoring 97 off 122 balls and adding 109 runs for the fourth wicket alongside Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Gambhir felt the former Indian skipper made him miss a personal milestone in the historic finale in Mumbai.

Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni
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Gambhir who played a rash shot and got out, believed it was Dhoni who reminded him of being so close to the personal landmark, which in turn made him more conscious and led to his dismissal.

Gautam Gambhir 2011 WC
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Claiming the same in a statement made to Lallantop, Gambhir said:

I remember that after the completion of one over, Dhoni told me that 'three runs are remaining, get these three runs and your hundred would be completed'.Till I was on 97, I was in the present. But as soon as I thought that I am just three runs away from getting a hundred, the rush of blood caused by the desire to get to a hundred took over.
Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni
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Talking about how he still can't forget that moment, Gambhir continued:

That's why it's important to remain in the present... When I was walking back to the dressing room after being dismissed, I said to myself that these three runs would trouble me for the rest of my life and that is true. Even to this day, people ask me why I couldn't get those three runs.

Of course, Twitterati heard Gambhir clearly and was already doing what it does best.

Even though MS Dhoni did not respond to Gambhir's comments, Twitter chipped in on his part.