Sunil Gavaskar has been trending on social media after his statement during a match commentary was misunderstood by many. As the skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Virat Kohli, has failed to perform in the last two consecutive innings of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), his captaincy has been subjected to criticism.
During RCB’s match against KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Kohli only scored 1 (5) hence, Gavaskar sarcastically added that he has only practiced his wife’s ball during the lockdown.
He meant to say that he has faced inexperienced balls during his quarantine days and that is why is being subjected to failure. Gavaskar’s statements were not derogatory but the public has been furious over it as they understand that he has dragged Anushka unnecessarily in the scene.
Here is the video Gavaskar pointed at:
— Virarsh (@Cheeku218) May 15, 2020
“Lockdown tha to sirf Anushka ki bowling ki practice ki unhone, wo video dekhi hai (reference to aforementioned video), usse to kuch nahi hona hai,” he said. (The statement roughly translates to – During the lockdown he practised only Anushka’s bowling, I had seen in a video. But that is not going to be enough.)
Here is the video of this commentary:
— Cow Corner (@CowCorner9) September 25, 2020
Did Gavaskar make a bold comment on Kohli and Anushka?
As a consequence of the trending posts, Anushka has found it furious too. She has added an Instagram story begging people to stop dragging herself and taunting in cricketing matters. She has taken a dig at Gavaskar as well.