Have a look at what Bollywood actress Actor and Producer, Anushka Sharma had to say in response to a comment by Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli’s performance in the recent IPL match.
Last night’s IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bengaluru was a tough one. While KL Rahul made a record, Virat’s team lost the game in a very hurtful way. However, what made the internet speak about the match apart from the game was a comment made by Sunil Gavaskar.
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar recently made a derogatory and sexist comment while commentating in last night’s IPL match. The video of his remarks on Virat Kholi’s performance during last night went viral and people have been sharing the same online. Gavaskar can be heard saying, “Ab jo lockdown tha toh, sirf Anushka ke bowling ki practice ki unhone, voh video dekhiye. Usse toh kuch nahi banna hai (He only practiced against Anushka’s bowling during the lockdown. See the video. That won’t help)”
In the commentary box, Gavaskar came up with a comment involving #ViratKohli’s actor wife #Anushka. The remark did not go down well with the #RCB skipper’s fans, with some of them urging the BCCI to remove #Gavaskar from the commentary panel https://t.co/2x878IXBtY
— The Hindu – Sports (@TheHinduSports) September 25, 2020
This irked many people online as well as the actress who is also the wife of the Indian captain. Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram to share her reply on the comment. Anushka Sharma said, “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 of her husband’s game? I’m sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commentating on the game. Don’t you think you should have an equal amount of respect for me and us?
I’m sure you have many other words and sentences in your mind to use to comment on my husband’s performance from last night or are your words only relevant if you use my name in the process? It’s 2020 and things still don’t change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass 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”