Former India captain and commentator Sunil Gavaskar’s comments about Virat Kohli’s poor performance in the match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore with his wife Anushka Sharma caused a stir. But Gavaskar told Akash that he had barely faced Anushka Sharma’s bowling in the lockdown. Anushka was trolled on social media after her remarks, on which she criticized Gavaskar’s comments on social media the day after the match. The former captain also got a lot of support on social media. Former India player Irfan Pathan also indirectly targeted Anushka Sharma in support of Gavaskar.
Anushka Sharma wrote in her Instagram story, ‘Mr. Sunil Gavaskar, I want to tell you that your statement is quite unpleasant. I want to ask you why you make such a statement and blame his wife for opening a cricketer. I am well aware that you have reset the personal life of every cricketer in the last few years, but you don’t think it happened to me. Irfan Pathan tweeted, “I always respect you Sunil Gavaskar sir.” This tweet is centered on Anushka’s statement which Gavaskar said is unpleasant.
Always respect # SunilGavaskar Sir always
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 25, 2020
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Anushka further wrote, ‘I am sure you will have a lot of sentences and words in your mind since last night about my husband’s acting or if my name comes up in your words consider it. He said it was 2020 and to me things hadn’t changed yet. When will I be dragged into cricket and not make such one-sided comments? ‘Dear Mr. Gavaskar, you are a great player whose name is superior to that of the gentlemen in this game. I wanted to tell you how I felt when I told you.
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Sunil Gavaskar made it clear about such a big allegation that where did he blame Anushka for Virat’s poor performance? He said, where am I blaming her (Anushka)? When did I make sexist comments? I was just referring to the video that someone recorded from a nearby building and put it on social media. Virat did not do any practice and that is what he did when he went to the premises of his building to face the practice bowling. I said this. Notably, a video went viral during the lockdown in which Virat was batting on the building grounds and Anushka was throwing the ball at him. During the lockdown, all the Indian cricketers were sitting at home and the cricketers could not practice.
After Anushka Sharma’s reply, Sunil Gavaskar clarified, ‘When did I blame her?’