Veteran Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar’s on-air statement during a match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has sparked controversy on social media. Anushka Sharma also noted the remarks made by the former Indian captain and famous cricket commentator. His wife Anushka Sharma’s remarks about Virat Kohli’s performance while commenting on the IPL match caught my eye. However, Gavaskar has the support of social media users on this issue and that is why #WeSupportGavaskar is popular on Twitter.
Users wrote that Gavaskar could not say anything wrong during the Royal Challengers Bangalore match against Kings XI Punjab in the 13th edition of the IPL and he did not have to give any explanation about what he said. A Twitter user wrote, “Sunil Gavaskar, your statement was not wrong. Your statement is nowhere to be understood that you have blamed the cricketer’s wife for her husband’s performance in the match. Your statement has been misinterpreted.”
In his on-air statement during the match, Gavaskar made it clear after the controversy on social media. Since then, Gavaskar has received a lot of support from fans on social media. Gavaskar repeated the same issue during the match between Delhi Capital and Chennai Super Kings on Friday evening.
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Gavaskar said, “I did not make any sexist comments. I said that Virat Kohli did not take time to practice during the lockdown. We all saw how Virat Kohli was practicing on his premises and Anushka was bowling him. I just said that Virat Anushka just practiced bowling.”