Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar landed himself in troubled waters during the last night's IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab in Dubai. The cricketer, seated in the commentary box, made a distasteful comment against RCB captain Virat Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma. Virat, who is one of the best players when it comes to chases, had a rather forgettable outing with just a run off five balls. Virat, having dropped two catches of Kings XI Punjab's captain KL Rahul, gave the latter a chance to score a massive 132 off 69 balls.
Seated in the commentary box, Gavaskar made a nasty remake against Anushka, who is pregnant with her first child with Virat. The comment didn't go down well with social media users who requested BCCI to rusticate him from the commentary panel. Anushka, in the past, has been at the receiving end for her cricketer husband's poor performance on the field.
Sad to see..
A so called ‘cricketing legend’ #SunilGavaskar make such a lewd and a tasteless remark on @AnushkaSharma and @imVkohli.
Easy to sit in a commentator’s box and pass vile judgements...#IPL2020 #RCBvKXIP #Shamelesshttps://t.co/OvvcuPyUkj
— Ram Prasad (@ramvee) September 25, 2020
— aagubey (@aagubey) September 22, 2020
More power to Anushka Sharma for tolerating these sexist human beings
— Akshay (@Kohlify) September 24, 2020
Seeing Anushka trending, first I thought, NCB summons her too.
Then understood, in the world's "most uncivilized" country, a wife is trolled if her husband underperforms at work but never ever gets any credit if the hubby darling performs and Delivers.pic.twitter.com/oGYWzvC1VE
— Arpit Maheshwari (@NuwalArpit) September 24, 2020
Heard this live and the guy laughed. He has always been in the news for making some really unacceptable remarks "jokingly" while in the commentary box but this isn't okay. Who gave him the right to drag somebody's family into it irrespective of the context he meant it in? https://t.co/4MeFZNOdx4
— m (@Manasa2922x) September 24, 2020
If he was referring to Anushka bowling to Virat in lockdown or the other and the more controversial way, it is wrong to drag someone's wife in this totally unrelated matter. Moreover, after she's been targeted for many years. #SunilGavaskar #KXIPvsRCB
— Vasu Vashisht (@vasu_vashisht12) September 24, 2020
However, trolling Anushka and Virat further, the sexist naysayers with no productive work to do, made a distasteful attempt to bully the pregnant actress. Some even went on to joke about her pregnancy and how Virat won't deliver till she does.
— Manjeet Singh :Dahiya (@BeingMSD) September 25, 2020
Virat, in the past, lashed out at trolls slamming Anushka for his failure. He said, "Shame on those people who have been having a go at Anushka for the longest time and connecting every negative thing to her. Shame on those people calling themselves educated. Shame on blaming and making fun of her when she has no control over what I do with my sport. If anything she has only motivated and given me more positivity."