“There is no shortage of real sportspersons in the country. People have done massive things in this country. I would have been happier had Abhinav Bindra or someone else being made the goodwill ambassador,” Gambhir said.
“For me, personally, Bindra would have been the ideal choice as he is India’s lone individual gold medallist.”
Gambhir took a dig at Salim Khan for saying that Milkha Singh came back from oblivion due to the biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.
“I heard someone saying sportsmen need publicity or sportsmen need Bollywood, but sportspersons do not need Bollywood or film industry for publicity, it is the other way round.
“Movies made on sportspersons do not give them any excitement. They do the job for their country because that’s their passion and they want to do something for the country, said the out-of-favour India opener.