Anushka Sharma has come down heavily upon legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar for making a disgraceful comment on Virat Kohli for his poor performance at IPL 2020. “Inhone (Virat) lockdown me to bas Anushka ki gendon ki practice ki hai,” Sunil Gavaskar commented during an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore when Virat dropped KL Rahul twice on 83 and 89 and then the latter went on to smash an unbeaten 132 off just 69 balls.
Gavaskar’s comments during the live commentary of the match caused massive uproar on social media. People couldn’t believe that a cricketer of such stature could say something so distasteful about someone’s family member. “Heard this live and the guy laughed. He has always been in the news for making some really unacceptable remarks “jokingly” while in the commentary box but this isn’t okay. Who gave him the right to drag somebody’s family into it irrespective of the context he meant it in?” one furious Twitter user slammed Gavaskar for his remark.
And now Anushka has questioned Gavaskar on what made him think he could make such sweeping statements on a wife accusing her for her husband’s game.
“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. Don’t you think you should have equal amount of respect for me and us? I’m sure you can 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,” Anushka Sharma said in a note shared on her Instagram stories as a befitting reply to Gavaskar vile comments on her.
The legendary cricketer is yet to issue any statement regarding his remark on Virat and Anushka.