IPL 2020: Anushka Sharma Reacts to Sunil Gavaskar's Remark
As controversy stirred over former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar's remark on Virat Kohli and his wife actress Anushka Sharma in his commentary during 24th September's IPL match, the actress has replied to the same on her Instagram story.
Gavaskar, while commenting on Kohli's batting stated that “Ab joh lockdown tha to sirf Anushka ki bowling ki practice ki unhone, wo video dekhi hai (reference to a viral video), usse to kuch nahi hona hai (During th
e recent lockdown he only practiced to Anushka’s bowling, I saw a video. But that is not going to be enough)."
The comment had gone viral across social media platforms with many criticizing the legendary former player for his take on Virat Kohli's personal life. While it's not clear whether the 71 years old veteran actually intended what he said or netizens have hyped the dual meaning of the comment, Anushka seems to have taken the comment to heart.
She wrote on her Instagram story, "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 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 names stand tall in this gentleman’s game. Just wanted to tell you what I felt when I heard you say this.”
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