Russian journo shoots down Gambhir’s Big Birds euphoria

By: News Desk
Published: 02:32 PM, 5 Aug, 2020
Russian journo shoots down Gambhir’s Big Birds euphoria
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A Russian journalist Michail Boris responded to Indian cricketer-cum-politician Gautam Gambhir who was apparently welcoming the arrival of five Rafale fighter jets from France this month.

And although the news of Rafales within itself might have been news of glory for India at the very least. It is becoming a spectrum of criticism itself. In fact ever since, the failure of MIG21, it seems Twitteratis have found their new victim for a while to joke about.

Gautam Ghambir, who won the East Delhi seat of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJB) known for his Hindutva extremist policies, posted a picture of the jets on his twitter account. Making a statement, Gautam Gambhir who is famous for his extremist views, said “The Big Birds are finally here!” referring to the first batch of Rafale jets that landed at Ambala Air Force Station, Punjab in India from France.

A Russian journalist Michail Boris promptly reminded and advised him, “Be careful don't send it to Pakistan otherwise Pakistani pilots know how to easily hunt big birds. The message for big birds is to stay in their nests & safe.” 

In another tweet, Michail Boris said, ”Don't forget that India has got an old version of the Rafale aircraft, France provided India two new and three used (Under their own French forces) Coz of Indian request of emergency procurement.”

“Now the IAF should send the Rafale to the Pakistan border once and test it, And get tea,” the journalist said reminding the saffron-clad politician Gautam Gambhir about episode of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman whose MIG 21 aircraft was shot down in an aerial dogfight by Pakistan Air Force in February 2019.

The pilot was held captive in Pakistan for 60 hours and sent back as a friendly gesture that was praised by all international community overwhelmingly.

Michail Boris is a political and defence analyst, strategic affair expert on Asia and has a 20-year work experience in media.

Earlier, Gautam Gambhir received same kind of treatment from an Australian journalist Dennis Freedman. Dennis couldn’t help but warn Gambhir.

Even if Gambhir could forego the Pakistani Twitterati and Netizens, he did not expect what could be next. Dennis Freedman, the famous cricket and sports journalist, has done it again. Using this opportunity as a way of criticizing Gambhir, Dennis remarked in a very subtle and innocent way by tweeting back about Rafale jets.

“Just make sure they don’t cross the line, else they’ll magically turn into big metal heaps,” Freedman tweets back.