Abhinav Bindra would have been ideal choice as Goodwill Ambassador: Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir took a dig at Salim Khan for saying that Milkha Singh came back from oblivion due to the biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 26, 2016 9:16 am
Salman Khan, Salman, Salman Khan Goodwill Ambassador, Gautam Gambhir, Gambhir, Gambhir KKR, KKR Gambhir, Rio Olympics, Olympics 2016, Gambhir Salman, Salman Gambhir Gautam Gambhir believes Abhinav Bindra would be the right choice for Rio Olympic Goodwill Ambassador. (Source: PTI)

After Sunil Gavaskar encouraging Salman Khan’s involvement for Rio Olympics as the Goodwill Ambassador, mean while Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir is against the move.

“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.

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    Ankur
    Apr 28, 2016 at 10:39 am
    Gambhir is right....makes more sense. Salman's name has not been in a favorable light recently. making him the ambador seems like a well mutual understanding between the ociation and salman, since his movie is also coming.....so probably not want to have FAN like situation. In the end, who knows what caused the ociation to behave like teenage guy/girl and ignore the fact that there are so much more deserving people in the country.
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      Sushil Premjani
      Apr 25, 2016 at 10:11 pm
      Well Said Gambhir ! , What has Salman Khan done that is worthwhile to deserve the nomination as Ambador for Olympics ?
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        Ravikant
        Apr 26, 2016 at 11:35 am
        Abay pagal roshan
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          rosan
          Apr 26, 2016 at 2:54 am
          Salman kya hai Crime ke alawa kuchh aata hai salman ko.
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