Mehbooba Mufti blocks Gautam Gambhir after Twitter spat

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti blocked cricketer-turned-BJP politician Gautam Gambhir on Twitter, after the two indulged in a heated argument on Article 370.

Mehbooba had expressed her anger over the public interest litigation filed in Delhi High Court seeking a direction to ban Jammu and Kashmir politicians Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and herself from the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

“Why waste time in court. Wait for BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since Indian constitution won’t be applicable to J&K anymore. Na samjho gay tou mit jaouge aye Hindustan walo. Tumhari dastaan tak bhi na hogi dastaano main,” Mehbooba tweeted on Monday.

Gautam Gambhir responded by saying that this is India she was talking about, not a “blot like you which can be erased”.

Mehbooba Mufti reacted a few hours after Gautam Gambhir’s tweet by commenting on his cricketing career. “Hope ur political innings in BJP isnt as abysmal as ur (your) cricket career! (sic),” she said.

“I worry for your mental health. Am used to people trolling but this level of stalking is unhealthy. Id imagine most people sleep at night. Better to since you dont know anything about kashmir . Here blocking you now so u can do the 2 rupee per tweet trolling somewhere else.” She tweeted.

The sparring continued as Gautam replied that her comment “shows the lack of depth in personality”.

“Oh! So you have unblocked my twitter handle! U needed 10 hours to respond to my tweet and come up with such a pedestrian analogy!!! Too slow. It shows the lack of depth in ur personality. No wonder you guys have struggled to solve the issues at hand,” Gautam tweeted.

Mehbooba said on Tuesday, “Cricketers should stick to . Why wade into politics esp when it comes to issues like Kashmir? They have no knowledge about it. Take your aggression to the field and once you re done hang your boots with grace. Disgraceful.”

Gautam expressed his gratitude in the most sarcastic terms. 

“Most welcome @MehboobaMufti Ma’am, happy to be blocked by a callous individual. By the way, at the time of writing this tweet there are 1,365,386,456 Indians. How will you block them?” Gautam asked.

Earlier cricketer turned politician had also gotten into an argument on Twitter with Former chief minister Omar Abdullah over the latter’s statement that his party would work towards restoring the post of “prime minister” in Jammu and Kashmir.