Aakash Chopra tears Kerry O’Keefe apart for taking a jibe at Pujara and Jadeja
Previously Kerry also commentated about Mayank Agarwal.
Updated - Dec 29, 2018 3:40 pm
The ongoing Test between Australia and India has been a witness to some riveting battle between bat and ball. However, during the course of the high-voltage series, a few controversies have also sparked. Even as the likes of Virat Kohli and Tim Paine have had some heated altercations, an Australian commentator by the name of Kerry O’Keefe also has been slammed.
Mayank Agarwal made his debut in the ongoing Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and he didn’t flatter to deceive by any stretch of the imagination. In the first innings, the right-hander scored a superlative half-century and even in the second, he showed grit and determination in the middle. However, Kerry, from out of the blues, decided to mock the youngster.
Chopra lashes out at Kerry O’Keefe
Back in the 2017-18 edition of the Ranji Trophy, Agarwal churned out a triple-century, representing Karnataka in their match against Maharashtra. O’Keffe, however, said that the knock came against ‘against the Railways canteen staff members’. Subsequently, people slammed him left, right and centre and later O’Keefe apologised for the insensitive comments on Mayank.
But it seems that the commentator didn’t learn from his mistake. Next time around, he derided the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja, saying why would someone name their children as Cheteshwar and Jadeja. The same comments didn’t go down well with cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra, who lashed out at O’Keefe for the disgraceful comments.
He mentioned that if Kerry can’t pronounce the Indian names properly, then it’s his problem. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Canteen XI the other day. Why would you name your kid Cheteshwar and Jadeja (not even knowing that his name is not Jadeja) today. If you can’t pronounce someone’s name, it’s YOUR problem. Unfortunate. Unacceptable,”
Here is Chopra’s tweet
Canteen XI the other day. Why would you name your kid Cheteshwar and Jadeja (not even knowing that his name is not Jadeja) today. If you can’t pronounce someone’s name, it’s YOUR problem.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 29, 2018