Salman Khan as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Games: Here's what Gautam Gambhir said

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New Delhi, April 26: When Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir was asked about his opinion on Salman Khan's appointment as Indian contingent's Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Olympics, he gave a very clear response.

Gambhir said that he would have been more happier if Abhinav Bindra had been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador instead of Salman.

Salman Khan as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Games: Here's what Gautam Gambhir said.
"There is no shortage of real sportspersons in the country. People have done massive things in this country. I would have been happier had Abhinav Bindra or someone else being made the goodwill

ambassador," Gambhir was quoted as saying in an Indian Express report.

"For me, personally, Bindra would have been the ideal choice as he is India's lone individual gold medallist."

However, when RCB skipper Virat Kohli was asked about the same, he decided not to comment on the issue and said, "That's not for me to comment on when I don't know the details. It won't be proper for me to comment on this platform."

Earlier, olympian Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, legendary Milkha Singh were the first to oppose nomination of Salman Khan for the post.

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