Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir is known to be a practical man who is razor sharp with his comments. The no-nonsense Gambhir received the fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan from honourable President Ramnath Kovind. The award has not changed Gambhir, the person it seems. The cricketer took to Twitter moments after the ceremony and posted something, which is very uncharacteristic of the ‘ever-so-serious’ Gambhir we know. Gautam took to the microblogging site and wrote, “Back to reality with a LOUD thuddddddd!!!! Padmashri with his Sri Sri Srimati @natashagambhir2 Don’t worry about the तोप in the background, I get fired everyday at home #PADMASHRIGAUTAMGAMBHIR #PadmaShriAward #Padmashree.”
It is refreshing to see the hilarious side of Gambhir when he says he is just not worried about the cannon that is placed behind him in the picture. He hilariously says the same is the reason that he gets fired at home every day.
He will always be remembered for his pivotal knocks in India’s World T20 win in 2007 and the 2011 World Cup title triumph.
Earlier, in a press note from the Ministry of Home Affairs, a list of the 112 persons honoured with the Padma Awards was released.
Four persons have been awarded the Padma Vibhushan, whereas 14 have been bestowed with Padma Bhushan and the rest 94 will receive the Padma Shri.
The first set or lot of Padma awards was given on 11th of March in which honorable President Mr. Kovind had presented one Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and forty-six Padma Shri Awards.