While not mentioning Dhoni by name, Gambhir argues that the individual and their public relations team were responsible for elevating Dhoni to hero status for the 2007 and 2011 World Cups.
Gambhir has sought ad-interim relief and also sought an unconditional written apology from the newspaper.
Gambhir has taken legal action against the paper, its editor Aditya Chopra, and correspondents Amit Kumar and Imran Khan
The altercation happened at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Monday
Kuldeep said that he used to talk to Akram, a former Pakistan captain and one of the most successful fast bowlers of all time, during games in the dug-out and pick his brain.
Gautam Gambhir has been an active force in putting efforts to help others in fighting the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gautam heaped praises on Anil Kumble and said had he led the Test team for a longer period of time, he would have broken many captaincy records.
The war of words between the two former cricketers, who have had a number of run-ins on the pitch during their playing days, started with Afridi's remarks on Gambhir.
Gautam Gambhir had led KKR to victory in 2012 and 2014, while Russell had joined the Kolkata team in 2014. But his chances were limited in that season.