The Anushka-Gavaskar Controversy

‘Abhi Jo Nationwide Lockdown hua tha toh Virat ne sirf Anushka ki gendon (bowling) par hi practice kari hai.Vo video dekha hai? usse to kuch bhi ni hona hai’

KXIP scored a mammoth 207 batting first.

Kohli’s Team came to bat and were struggling at 3/2 after 2.2 overs. Kohli was too struggling to consolidate his feet in the middle.

It was at this moment when the 71-year-old Former Indian Captain poured the above-mentioned quote out of his mouth. It soon stirred a massive controversy.

Anushka’s retort (Friday Morning)

Calling the batting legend’s comment ‘A Sweeping Statement’, Anushka urged him to offer an explanation about such a distasteful remark.

Her social media post quoted that she was sure that over the years the former Indian Batsman has respected the private lives of every cricketer while commenting on the game.

She also asked the TV Pundit that didn’t he had any other words or sentences in his mind to use to comment on her husband’s game or are his words are only relevant when he uses her name in the process?

Anushka who has been prey to many controversial remarks earlier on his husband’s batting performancesalso inquired that when will she stop getting dragged into the Gentleman’s Game as it’s 2020 and things haven’t changed for her.

Friday Evening: Gavaskar denies being sexist

The batting legend clarified in an interview given to India Today Group that he wasn’t being sexist at all. He said that he and the fellow commentator Aakash Chopra were talking about the little chances that players have got for any proper practice during the lockdown.

‘If someone misinterpreted it, What Can I do?’

He went on to explain that he was referring to a viral video shot by a fan from a neighboring high-rise in which Anushka was seen bowling to Virat in their front yard during the lockdown period.

Key Highlights:

  • Twitterati and Netizens had a mixed response to this hullabaloo. 
  • #BoycottGavaskar and #WeSupportGavaskar trended on Twitter
  • Kohli is still to give a reaction to this blown out of the proportion ruckus

Btw, Kohli’s RCB lost that match to KXIP from a massive margin of 97 runs with Kohli getting out for a mere 1 run.

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