Monday, April 22, 2024

Could we please have our Kohinoor Diamond? : Classy Sunny Gavaskar brings the House down!

Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar is known to call a spade a spade on commentary. 

The Little Master is also known for his great sense of humour, often impish. It was one such moment when Gavaskar jokingly asked fellow commentator Alan Wilkins, from England, about the Kohinoor diamond during the match between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday. 

During a break in the game, the broadcaster started showing aerial shots of the Marine Drive, which is also known as the “Queen’s Necklace”. Gavaskar, who was on air, made a reference about the priceless diamond saying, “We are still awaiting the Kohinoor diamond.”

This left both Gavaskar and Wilkins laughing as the duo enjoyed the banter. Wilkins said that he knew Gavaskar was going to talk about the Kohinoor. The former India captain went on and asked Wilkins if he could use any special influence to ask the British government to return the diamond to India.

The Kohinoor is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world and is said to have been mined in India and is currently set in the crown of the Queen Mother of Britain.

Gavaskar’s reference to the priceless diamond left Indian cricket fans go crazy about it on social media. Here are a couple of tweets on it.

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