Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian batsman, received his Padma Shri Award from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. Not the one to mince words, Gambhir posted a message for his wife and the other thanking both his critics and well-wishers. However, Gambhir took a subtle dig at his detractors saying that one day he will elaborate on the role played by those people in his life.
“This is for all the supporters of Indian cricket and my critics. Both have played a part in my journey…some day will discuss who played more than the other @BCCI #padmashriaward,” Gambhir tweeted.
Gautam Gambhir and football star Sunil Chhetri were among the eight others to receive the honour.
Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December 2018. In his ODI career, Gambhir accumulated 5,238 runs at 39.68, with 11 tons and 34 half-centuries.