Former Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar found himself amid controversy for remarks about Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma in his commentary during an IPL match. “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?” Sharma said.
Reportedly, In the commentary box, Gavaskar had said: “Ab joh lockdown tha to sirf Anushka ki bowling ki practice ki unhone, wo video dekhi hai (a reference to a viral video), usse to kuch nahi hona hai (During the recent lockdown he only practiced to Anushka’s bowling, I saw a video. But that is not going to be enough).
Gavaskar was referring to a video clip that went viral. In the video, Kohli can be seen bowling to Anushka before taking to the stumps. The video then shows Anushka bowling to him.
Reacting to Gavaskar’s comment, Anushka Sharma posted on Instagram: “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 of her husband’s game? I am sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commentating on the game.”