Sunil Gavaskar earns fans’ ire after ‘tasteless’ Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma remark
Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, who is a mainstay in the commentary box for BCCI, is on the receiving end of fans’ anger because of a statement he made while commentating in the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) game.
Virat Kohli, who had an off-day on the field, dropped the centurion KL Rahul twice. After being dropped, Rahul went on to score 42 runs off nine balls after Kohli dropping him.
“Inhone lockdown me bas Anushka ki gendi ko practice ki hai (During the lockdown, Kohli just practiced against Anushka's deliveries),” remarked Sunil Gavaskar on air, supposedly referring to a video the couple had uploaded during the lockdown period caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The statement did not go down well with the fans of the game as they took to Twitter to slam Gavaskar.
Anushka's name has time and again been dragged into the cricket world in relation to how Virat Kohli performs on the field, something which does not have a plausible explanation. The Twitter reactions ranged from extreme disgust to calling out the sexism in society. Many fans even asked BCCI to remove the veteran from the commentary panel.