Once again India cricketer Gautam Gambhir is up for a cause, this time for the transgender community. India cricketer Gambhir recently attended the inauguration of the seventh edition of Hijra Habba in New Delhi. The cricketer who always stands up for things that affect the ‘aam aadmi’ and voices his opinion over Indo-Pakistan diplomacy was spotted donning a saree and a bindi while supporting the transgenders. It was the transgenders who dressed up the cricketer.
The Delhi-cricketer was earlier seen tying Rakhi to the transgender community. That shows he has been championing their cause.
Recently, the Supreme Court delivered a historic verdict regarding the controversial Section 377 which criminalised the transgenders.
The event took place in a Delhi Mall saw transgenders come together for the annual Hijra Habba, on Tuesday, it was organised by the HIV/AIDS Alliance India, the event, whose theme this year is ‘Born This Way’.
It was basically a session where the transgenders felt united and it was about empowering the community through speeches. Further, they tried to educate the people that they have got the talent in them to do the best for the country in all the respective fields.
Earlier in the year, during the IPL, Delhi Daredevils captain Gambhir stepped down from captaincy after poor performance mid-season and Shreyas Iyer was made the captain.
During a press conference at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Ghambir said, “It was my decision. I haven’t contributed enough to the team. I had to take the responsibility being the leader of the ship. I feel it was the right time. Maybe I was too desperate to turn things around and that can backfire. It could be the reason. I just couldn’t handle the pressure and when you don’t do that, you have to own that up as a leader.”
Later Shreyas Iyer added, “I want to thank the management and my coaches for appointing me as the captain of the team. It is a great honor for me.”