During the IPl match Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore, former batsman Suni Gawaskar called upon Virat Kholi for his poor performance in the match. He dragged Anushka Sharma’s name blaming her for his performance, “Inhone (Virat) lockdown me to bas Anushka ki gendon ki practice ki hai” when Virat dropped KL Rahul twice during the match as a result of which Rahul made 132 off 69 balls.
The dirty comments passed by Sunil during live commentary infuriated several people on the social media. “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?” wrote one viewer on Twitter.
As expected, Anushka Sharma too got extremely upset with the comments and questioned Gawaskar for his disgraceful act.
On her Instagram story, Anushka 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’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.”