The incident occurred on Thursday (September 24) whereas Gavaskar was commentating on the IPL 2020 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. Kings XI ultimately gained the match by 97 runs and Kohli had an terrible night time dropping two catches of centurion KL Rahul and getting out cheaply.
Gavaskar stated, “Sirf Anushka ki bowling ki practice ki hai unhone.” Instead of “bowling”, Twitter customers misinterpreted the phrase as “gendon” and shortly sufficient, Gavaskar was roasted within the social media for a ‘double-meaning’ and sexist comment.
Anushka too has not taken it effectively as she replied by way of her Instagram deal with.
“That, Mr Gavaskar, your message is distasteful is a fact but I would love for you to explain why you thought of making such a sweeping statement on a wife accusing her for her husband’s game ? I’m sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commentating on the game,” wrote Anushka Sharma.
“Don’t you suppose you need to have equal quantity of respect for me and us? I’m positive you possibly can have many different phrases and sentences in your thoughts to make use of to touch upon my husband’s efficiency from final night time or are your phrases solely related for those who use my title within the course of?
“It’s 2020 and issues nonetheless do not change for me. When will I cease getting dragged into cricket and cease getting used to move sweeping statements?
“Respected Mr. Gavaskar, you are a legend whose name stands tall in this gentleman’s game. Just wanted to tell you what I felt when I heard you say this,” she concluded.
Several customers are clamouring for the removing of Gavaskar from the IPL 2020 commentary panel after the controversy.
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