'Making such a distasteful comment doesn't suit you' - Zareen Khan to Sunil Gavaskar over his comment on Anushka Sharma
Sunil Gavaskar has already clarified his stance on the matter.
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Sunil Gavaskar’s comment on Virat Kohli playing cricket with Anushka Sharma during lockdown has created a stir. He said so while commentating in Hindi during the match 6 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). After Gavaskar was misquoted on social media, his comment went viral and has been blown out of proportion.
Moreover, even Anushka Sharma came up with a long Instagram story asking an explanation from the cricketer-turned-commentator for accusing her for her husband’s game. And Bollywood actress Zareen Khan has also come out to criticise the 71-year-old stating that such comments doesn’t suit him being such a legendary cricketer.
She asked him that being a cricketer, even he must have gone through bad days in his career and also pointed out if Sunil Gavaskar’s wife was ever accused for his poor performance on the field. While speaking in support of her colleague Anushka Sharma, Zareen also mentioned in her statement that the former is never praised when Virat Kohli does well on the field and is only targeted when she fails.
“Mr. Sunil Gavaskar, you are a cricket legend and making such a distasteful comment on Mr. Virat Kohli regarding his wife doesn’t suit you. Being a cricketer yourself once upon a time, I’m sure you know that there are good days and bad days. I’m wondering if your better half was ever accused if you didn’t perform well on the field.
“Also, I don’t remember Anushka being praised for all the great performances Mr. Virat Kohli has given on the field till date. So why now?” Zareen Khan wrote in her statement.
Here’s her tweet:
It’s high time , don’t you think? #SunilGavaskar #AnushkaSharma #ViratKohli #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/PzgNPQA2DY
— Zareen Khan (@zareen_khan) September 25, 2020
Sunil Gavaskar has already clarified his stance
Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar has already clarified that his comments have been tweaked and he had no intention to drag her name. Moreover, Gavaskar also cleared that he didn’t blame Anushka at all in his comments and his only intention to take her name was to talk about the cricket the couple played in their apartment during the lockdown in May.