Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli didn’t perform well in the last match against Kings XI Punjab. On his performance, Sunil Gavaskar came up with a comment involving Kohli’s actor wife Anushka. Now Gavaskar found himself in the midst of a controversy for making an unsavoury comment against Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma after the Indian captain’s forgettable outing in the IPL.
Gavaskar said: “Inhone lockdown me toh bas Anushka ki gendon ki practice ki hai, (he has only faced Anushka’s bowling in lockdown)” referring to the viral video of the couple that had surfaced during the country’s coronavirus lockdown. His choice of words was slammed nonetheless.
Now, Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma as come up with a befitting reply to Gavaskar’s unsavoury comment
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?”
Over the years, on quite a few instances the Bollywood actress has been blamed whenever her high-profile cricketer husband under-performed on the field, and she rued that fact.
Sharma added, “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.”