"Yes, It's Real": Gautam Gambhir's Awkward Handshake With Shahid Afridi Takes The Internet By Storm
The incident involving Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi took the internet by storm.
The first match of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) Masters ended with Shahid Afridi's Asia Lions emerging victorious over the Gautam Gambhir-led India Maharajas by nine runs. Two of the most fierce competitors on the field, Gambhir and Afridi shared plenty of heated moments on the field, whenever India and Pakistan squared off. However, ahead of the start of the LLC Masters fixture between the Lions and the Maharajas, were seen shaking hands with each other at the toss.
While Afridi had a wide smile on his face, Gambhir gave a cold reaction by nodding down his head. As soon as the incident went viral on social media, fans flooded Twitter with some interesting memes.
Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir shaking hands , yes it's real pic.twitter.com/8GV8bHlrQU— ٰImran Siddique (@imransiddique89) March 10, 2023
Shahid Afridi showing Gautam Gambhir who's the real boss. #ShahidAfridi #LLCT20 #GautamGambhir @SAfridiOfficial pic.twitter.com/OEaraGHSRH— Maham Gillani (@DheetAfridian) March 11, 2023
Captains Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir in the Legends Cup match in Qatar today #LegendsLeagueCricket pic.twitter.com/SRAyuamyef— Awesomo_vines 🇵🇰 (@Awesomo_Vines) March 10, 2023
Gautam Gambhir & Shahid Afridi meet at the Legends League Cricket.#LLCT20 #LegendsLeagueCricket pic.twitter.com/eodF1SLhjD— Muhammad Qamar (@mohammadqamar6) March 10, 2023
Gautam Gambhir & Shahid Afridi meet at the Legends League Cricket.#LLCT20 #LegendsLeagueCricket pic.twitter.com/OqR2TGlGuo— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) March 10, 2023
Throwback to year 2009 and you are searching Shahid Afridi vs Gautam Gambhir full Bhai Bhai on YouTube pic.twitter.com/loCxLCQASr— ZuNair🇵🇰 (@ZuNairSays) March 10, 2023
As for the match, it was the Asia Lions team that emerged triumphant, beating India Maharajas by 9 runs, having put a total of 165 runs on the board while batting first.
Upul Tharanga (40) and Misbah-ul-Haq (73) were the top-scoring batters for the Asia side while Stuart Binny and Parvinder Awana picked up two wickets each for the Indian side.
Chasing the stiff target, India lost the opening batter Robin Uthappa early for a duck but Gautam Gambhir stayed put, scoring 54 runs off 39 balls. However, none of the other Indian batters managed to step up and the team lost fell short of the Lions' total by 9 runs.
The next match of the LLC Masters will be between the India Maharajas and the World Giants from 8:00 p.m. IST and 5:30 p.m. AST on March 11, 2023.
(With 3rd Party Inputs)