Sunday, May 19, 2024

Anushka lambasts Sunny Gavaskar for dragging her into Kohli’s cricket affairs

Legendary Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar was at the receiving end of Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma who happens to be wife of present Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

Kohli had dropped a couple of catches of KL Rahul, who went on to score a century, and also failed with the bat for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kings Eleven Punjab. It led to Gavaskar remarking on the air: “Ab jo lockdown tha toh, sirf Anushka ke bowling ki practice ki unhone, voh video dekhiye. Usse toh kuch nahi bannna hai (He only practiced on Anushka’s bowling during the lockdown. See the video. That won’t be of much help).

“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 of 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?

“Its 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,” Anushka Sharma posted on Instagram.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli were seen playing cricket on their terrace with the clip going viral on Twitter in May.

Kings XI Punjab scored a massive 206/3 and then restricted RCB to just 109, winning by a massive 97 runs.

Anushka Sharma has been dragged on the performance of Virat Kohli in the past also. All along she has objected to such unseemly reference, as has Virat on occasions.

Twitteratis meanwhile also took a swipe on Kohli for dropping catches. Some remarked that once the couple are blessed with a child in January, Anushka should refrain from handing over the baby to Virat given how he is dropping balls.


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