Indian Premier League (IPL)2020 started in Dubai last week amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a recent match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, the performance of Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli was not satisfactory. Seeing Kohli’s performance, former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar made a mean and sexist comment on his wife, actress Anushka Sharma. Sunil Gavaskar double-meaning comment started confusion on social media.
Sunil Gavaskar Double-Meaning Comment
“Sirf Anushka ke bowling ki practice ki hai inhone” (He only practiced Anushka’s bowling), said Gavaskar supposedly referencing the viral video of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma playing cricket during the lockdown in India.
Anushka Sharma, who recently announced her pregnancy news with her first child, is currently in Dubai with Virat Kohli. After Gavaskar’s comment, the social media went trending with trolling the actress and it made it several offensive judgments on her.
But, not everyone was backing Gavaskar’s words. Many took to social media to probe on his sexist comment on Virat and Anushka. Furthermore, the netizens even requested IPL to remove him from the commentary as he made an insult at Anushka for Virat’s performance during the match.
While Virat Kohli has not responded to Sunil Gavaskar’s remarks yet, Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram story to criticize him.