Gambhir takes a dig at critics after receiving Padma Shri

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 17, 2019 15:39 hrs
Gautam Gambhir

Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir, received his Padma Shri Award from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi and then took to Twitter to post a couple of tweets after receiving the honour.

Always the one to speak his mind, the left-handed batsman, who posted a message for his wife, thanked his critics and well-wishers as well. A subtle dig at his detractors just summed up Gambhir's cheeky side.

Gautam Gambhir, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December 2018, and football star Sunil Chhetri were among the eight sportspersons conferred with the Padma Shri Award in 2019.

Archery star Bombayla Devi, basketball player Prashanti Singh, wrestler Bajrang Punia, kabaddi captain Ajay Thakur, table tennis player Achantha Sharath Kamal and chess player Harika Dronavalli also received the honour from President Kovind.