India is all set to host Bangladesh for a three-match Twenty20 International series with the first game set to be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. But despite it being a crucial rubber with regards to both sides’ preparation for next year’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, no one is talking about team combinations both teams should play with. None of the regular cricketing stuff is being discussed thanks to Delhi’s hazardous air.
The Supreme Court has declared a public-health emergency till November 05 considering the plummeting level of air quality in the national capital. This has prompted a plethora of celebrities from all walks of life to ask the BCCI to consider shifting the 1st T20I to a different venue. A few days ago, the environmentalists had written a letter to the newly-elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to change the venue.
Gambhir takes a jibe at Delhi CM on the prevailing pollution issues
From the cricketing fraternity, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir and now an Honourable Member of Parliament from East Delhi has been particularly vocal about not having any sporting event in the national capital until the prevailing pollution issues are resolved. Former spinner and captain Bishan Singh Bedi has echoed the same sentiments on Twitter.
Gambhir has launching scathing attacks on the Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal. Taking to his Twitter account, the southpaw questioned him about the actions taken to curb the pollution in the national capital.
“Delhi is choking & @ArvindKejriwal is busy doing press cons FYI Centre built Est Exp & Delhi has not deposited its share, CM should go out to see how many construction sites are covered, EDMC bought 52 super machines for 70 Cr to curb pollution & DDA did largest tree plantation. @ArvindKejriwal Will you now honestly tell Delhi what you have done for curbing pollution or will you just do press conferences and send your twitter goons to attack anyone who questions you?” Gambhir wrote in a series of tweets.
And now Gautam Gambhir has shared a video where the Bangladeshi team can be seen practising with their masks on. Gambhir captioned the video as, “क्या यही है…”AAP” की दिल्ली.” Despite all the pollution issues, the first T20I is expected to go ahead in Delhi after President Ganguly squashed all the requests of moving the match to a different venue.
क्या यही है…”AAP” की दिल्ली 😷 pic.twitter.com/qGgJsNI0Ty
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 1, 2019
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