Welcome back to Humor Nation. Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, wife of Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli again found herself at the receiving end of the trolling when the Indian Cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar who was on the commentary team made a distasteful remark. RCB had a bad day at work as they failed to chase the enormous 206 runs made by KXIP. KL Rahul, KXIP batsman scored a huge century of 132 runs just off 69 balls, but apart from his batting talent, a big credit goes to RCB skipper Virat Kohli who dropped KXIP skipper Rahul twice in the innings.
When it came to RCB’s batting, they lost two batters just under the first two overs. A lot was depended on Virat’s shoulders who is considered to a master of chases, but the run machine failed and scored only a single run off five balls before he was caught out. RCB was defeated by a huge margin and was all out at 109.
Sunil Gavaskar who was in the commentary box came up with a comment that didn’t sit with the Viruska fans. The comment involved Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma. The remark was in such a bad taste that the fans on the Internet are requesting BCCI to sack Gavaskar from the commentary team.
Speaking about Virat Kohli’s bad form, Gavaskar took a dig at the bad form of Virat Kohli, and in the process dragged Anushka Sharma in the process. Sunil Gavaskar said,
“Ab joh Lockdown tha to sirf Anushka ki bowling ki practice ki unhone, wo video dekhi hai (reference to a viral video), usse to kuch nahi hona hai (During the recent lockdown he only practised to Anushka’s bowling, I saw a video. But that is not going to be enough).”
He was referring to Virat and Anushka playing cricket on their terrace during the lockdown, the footage of which went viral.
This is what #SunilGavaskar sir trying to tell in commentary box yesterday. People didn't have a single clue abt matter and started critisizing others 🤦 #viratkohli #AnushkaSharma #Shameless pic.twitter.com/EdDJShMcAS
— Deepak Suner 🥀❣️ (@DeepakSuner10) September 25, 2020
Apparently this was a double meaning statement which enraged the fans on Twitter. Gavaskar faced a lot of backlash, take a look at some of the tweets.
For Tweeple to troll @AnushkaSharma for @imVkohli performance is disgusting. And the less said about Sunil Gavaskar the better. In fact BCCI should remove him from the commentators’ panel for the MCP attitude. #BoycottGavaskar
— Navika Kumar (@navikakumar) September 25, 2020
Post his retirement #SunilGavaskar has managed to survive many 'crisis' because of his legendary stature. But this time, even unwittingly or unintentionally, another legend has been offended. Can the Master duck this one successfully too?
— Vimal Kumar/विमल कुमार (@Vimalwa) September 25, 2020
Gavaskar sir have u now completely lost it or something? A senior cricketer saying such stuff about anyone let alone ICTs captain. Man u lost all the respect we had for you.
— Riya⁷ (@sassy_me22) September 24, 2020
— Zareen Khan (@zareen_khan) September 25, 2020
— Chaiti Narula (@Chaiti) September 25, 2020
Absolutely disgusting and cheap comment by #SunilGavaskar .Seems he is lately having conversations with some unemployed crooks.The words chosen are of very low standard.Pathetic pic.twitter.com/kZOIhupQc1
— Sambeet kumar mohapatra (@sambeet42) September 25, 2020
You have no right to comment on someone's personal life… why people not drag Dhoni's or Rohit's wife when they play bad someday ??? #AnushkaSharma #SunilGavaskar You have no right !!!!!!!!!! No Right !!!! @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/UEmDy15O6M
— Aarushi Gupta (@Aarushi66287579) September 25, 2020
Who is Gavaskar?
He is one who scored 2 runs in Final of 1983 WC.
Who is Virat Kohli?
He is one who averages 69 in ICC Knockouts(2nd highest after Ganguly)
As well as Kohli was the highest scorer in ICC CT 2013 Final in which India won.
— Not Anshuman does isolation (@AnshumaNot) September 25, 2020
Some even defended the cricketing legend, requesting people to take it as a joke.
#SunilGavaskar made a joke so take it as a joke. He didn't mean to criticize #AnushkaSharma ffs.
Only mistake of #SunilGavaskar was that he thought that he could make a joke in 2020 that won't offend anyone. pic.twitter.com/hOvbOtvfvc
— Manav Sharma (@manav___sharma) September 25, 2020
Now Anushka Sharma has responded to Gavaskar’s remark through her Instagram. In a lengthy statement, she had taken down every lie made against her, from being blamed for the bad form of her husband Virat to having a say in the closed door selection process of the team.
It didn’t stop there, Anushka Sharma has now responded to Sunil Gavaskar. Take a look at her response.
— Filmfare (@filmfare) September 25, 2020