IPL 2020 finally kicked off on September 19 in UAE. Cricketers were coming on the field after a long time. Many cricketers including Team India and RCB skipper Virat Kohli didn’t perform well in the starting games. 31 years old Virat Kohli took some time to get back his form in IPL 2020.
Since RCB captain Virat Kohli was struggling to time the ball, Sunil Gavaskar reacted to his form and passed comment on his performance. Gavaskar involved Anushka Sharma in his comment and said, “Sirf Anushka ki bowling ki practice ki hai un hone”, referring to Kohli-Anushka’s viral video of playing cricket in their Mumbai residence during the lockdown period.
Though, Kohli and Anushka fans slammed him for his distasteful comment on the current Indian cricket team captain. Now, Team India head coach Ravi Shastri reacted to Gavaskar and Anushka Sharma controversy.
Ravi Shastri reacts to Gavaskar-Anushka controversy:
In an exclusive interview with Times Now, Ravi Shastri said, ” If Anushka Sharma felt it, she is entitled to say. Whether the comment made by Sunil Gavaskar is agreeable or not, I would not have gone down that route myself.”
If Anushka Sharma felt it, she is entitled to say. Whether the comment made by Sunil Gavaskar is agreeable or not, I would not have down that route myself: @RaviShastriOfc, Head Coach, Indian cricket team tells Navika Kumar on #FranklySpeakingWithRaviShastri. pic.twitter.com/nWR5J1STUa
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) October 31, 2020
However, After facing huge criticism for his comment, Sunil Gavaskar defined his words that what was he trying to say. Gavaskar said,
“I did not make any sexist comment. I said Virat Kohli didn’t get time to practice during the lockdown. We all saw how Virat Kohli was practicing on his terrace and Anushka was bowling to him. I just said Virat only got a chance to practice on Anushka’s bowling.”