Expressing his views on the gruelling national anthem debate, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir questioned how tough it is to stand for 52 seconds while the natioanl anthem is being played in cinema halls. The veteran left-hander, however, was poked by comedian Kunal Kamra on the matter before fans decided to take matter in their own hands on Twitter.
On Monday, the Supreme court directed the Centre to decide on the playing of the anthem in public places, including cinema halls but Gambhir found no problem on why should not be continued.
The apex court had asked the Centre to consider modifying the national flag code that regulates the playing of the national anthem in cinema halls across the country.
The bench said that the government should consider the plea uninfluenced by the court’s past order that made the playing of national anthem mandatory in movie theatres.
To which Gautam Gambhir tweeted slamming SC decision :
Standin n waitin outsid a club:20 mins.Standin n waitin outsid favourite restaurant 30 mins.Standin for national anthem: 52 secs. Tough?
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 27, 2017
“Sir I can point out many innings where it was tough for you to stand for 52 seconds…”, Kunal Kamra tweeted in reply to the Southpaw.
Sir I can point out many innings where it was tough for you to stand for 52 seconds… https://t.co/h3poEqOyy4
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) October 27, 2017
Seeing Gambhir being targeted, fans decided to take matter in their own hands.
Let them do blah blah. We stand with you, we love you and respect you as a cricketer.
— 🚩दुर्गा (@Durgasaptshati) October 27, 2017
These dolts will never understand his contribution to Indian cricket.
— Piyush Jhawar (@PiyushJhawar9) October 27, 2017
Not quite in the important ones where @GautamGambhir stood for long. Like finals of T20 WC 2007 and ODI WC 2011
— Mandar Sawant (@MandarSawant184) October 27, 2017
Dude, ur profession is stand up. Of all ppl, YOU shouldn't have a problem standing up. Playing anthem in cinema is a diff debate altoghtr.
— vaibhav mishra (@vaibhavthegaul) October 27, 2017
Sir I can point out many ur shows where it was tough for public to stand for 52 seconds…
— AMIT (@AMIT_GUJJU) October 27, 2017
Explains why you suck at the 'stand up' business. Time to think of alternate career options buddy
— SwatKat (@swatic12) October 27, 2017
Talking about 52 seconds, your gf gave a similar reply when asked about how is kunal in bed
— Aakash (@PUNchayati) October 27, 2017
— Abhi (@farji_aashiq) October 27, 2017