Dubai: The legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Friday discovered himself within the midst of an issue for making an unsavoury remark in opposition to Virat Kohli and his spouse Anushka Sharma after the Indian captain’s forgettable outing within the IPL.
Reacting to what she termed a “distasteful message” by Gavaskar, Sharma sought a proof from the previous India captain.
After dropping two catches, Kohli, undoubtedly top-of-the-line on the subject of chases, failed with the bat, managing only a run off 5 balls in opposition to Kings XI Punjab right here on Thursday night time.
Within the commentary field, Gavaskar got here up with a surprising remark involving Kohli’s actor spouse Anushka.
The comment was in dangerous style and didn’t go down effectively with the RCB skipper’s followers, with a few of them urging the BCCI to take away Gavaskar from the commentary panel.
Sharma reacted to it by placing an announcement on her Instagram web page.
She wrote, “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 am 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 am sure you can have many 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?”
Sharma added, “It is 2020 and issues nonetheless do not change for me. When will I cease getting dragged into cricket and cease getting used to cross 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.”
The Indian batting mainstay had a forgettable outing on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium.
Kohli dropped his KXIP counterpart KL Rahul twice — as soon as within the seventeenth over at deep square-leg when he was batting on 83 after which once more within the 18th over when he was on 89.
The KXIP skipper then went on to shatter a couple of report on the way in which to a 69-ball 132 — the best scored by an Indian in an IPL recreation.