The Sunil Gavaskar-Anuskha Sharma controversy spread like wildfire from the moment a tweet of Gavaskar describing Virat Kohli’s on-field performance against KXIP went viral. The comments came during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s game against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday.
The veteran commentator surprisingly stated that Kohli currently looks rusty and out of practice, as he has only practised against the bowling of his wife during the lockdown.
“Ab jo lockdown tha toh unhone sirf Anushka ke saath bowling ki practice ki hai, usse toh kuch bhi nahi banna,” Gavaskar was heard saying on air during the game.
The former Indian skipper received a lot of criticism for the words he used during commentary which seemed derogatory to many Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli fans. Gavaskar, very soon clarified as to what he did he actually mean when he said the words he did.
“As you hear from the commentary, Aakash and I were doing commentary for the Hindi channel. And Aakash was talking about the fact that there has been very little chance for proper practice for everybody. That has actually shown in the rustiness of some of the players in their first matches.”
“Rohit didn’t strike the ball well in his first match, MSD didn’t strike the ball well, Virat also didn’t strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have because of the lack of practice,” Gavaskar said to India Today.
Rohan Comes to Father Sunil Gavaskar’s Rescue
Meanwhile, Rohan Gavaskar, Sunil Gavaskar’s son came to his rescue with a witty tweet, possibly trolling Anushka Sharma in the process as well. He sent out a tweet with chocolate spelt as ‘cholocate’ to make people understand as to what and how any wrong information can play a role in misleading the right information and context of the matter.
Rohan even wrote “Read it again. This is how you fail your exams” to emphasize the fact that wrong information can often hide the truth of any particular matter.
— Rohan Gavaskar (@rohangava9) September 25, 2020
Anushka Sharma vs Sunil Gavaskar
Earlier, in the day, Anushka Sharma shared a message on Instagram where she wrote a note to the former Indian skipper requesting him to not include her influence and put it into bad light in case of Virat Kohli’s on-field performance.
Ardent fans of Virat Kohli and Anuskha Sharma came out in full support of the star duo even asking the former Indian skipper to be removed from the commentary panel.