Sreesanth went live on instagram after the match to discuss the issue in great detail, accusing Gambhir of using "bad words" and being rude. Surprisingly, the former india opener did not explicitly respond to Sreesanth's charges, instead posting a cryptic message on his official social media accounts. "Smile when the world is all about attention!" wrote Gambhir.
Although the former india opener received support from a few former teammates, sreesanth published a lengthy and angry response denouncing Gambhir's behavior. In the aftermath of the event, the fast bowler stated that he had "lost respect" for the cricketer-turned-politician.
"You have gone above and beyond the expectations of a sportsman and a brother, and you most importantly represent the people." Nonetheless, you continue to clash with every cricketer. What's the deal with you? You called me a fixer after all I did was smile and observe. Seriously? Are you higher than the supreme Court? sreesanth wrote, "You have no authority to speak in such a manner and say whatever you want."
"You even verbally abused the umpires and yet you smile?" You are an arrogant, classless guy who shows no regard for people who backed you. Until yesterday, I had always respected you and your family. You, on the other hand, used the disparaging epithet "fixer" seven or eight times. You even used the F-word against the umpires and myself in an attempt to irritate me.