Twitterati slam Sunil Gavaskar for alleged derogatory comments on Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

Twitterati slam Sunil Gavaskar for alleged derogatory comments on Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

Kohli had an off-day against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

Virat Anushka Sunil Gavaskar
Virat Anushka Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli hasn’t been in the greatest of nicks in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Though his team, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won their opening game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), he got out cheaply. However, he led from the front in his side’s 10-run victory over the Orange Army. In the second match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), he looked lacklustre as well.

The Punjab-based franchise won by a mammoth 97 runs and Kohli flattered to deceive in all departments. In the field, he dropped opposition captain KL Rahul as many as twice. The drop-catches cost RCB big time as Rahul racked up the highest individual score by an Indian batter in the history of the T20 league. He notched 132 off a mere 69 balls with the help of 14 fours and seven colossal sixes.

A rough day for Virat Kohli

After Kohli dropped him for the second time, Rahul hammered 42 off nine balls, including a 26-run over off veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn. The drop-catches dashed Kohli’s confidence and it was evident when he came to bat. He strolled out at number four after Mohammed Shami trapped Josh Philippe in the front. A lot was expected of him as the Challengers found themselves in troubles.

But to his sheer dismay, he could manage one run off five balls. West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell got rid of the big fish in the third over itself. In the meantime, fans want Sunil Gavaskar to be removed from the commentary box. The 71-year-old Gavaskar, allegedly, made some derogatory comments on Kohli and Anushka Sharma, the wife of Team India’s and RCB’s captain.

“Inhone lockdown me to bas Anushka ki gendon ki practice ki hai,” Gavaskar had said. Over the years, on quite a few instances, the Bollywood actress has been blamed whenever the now 31-year-old Virat hasn’t been able to show his class and has underperformed..

Subsequently, Virat has also supported his better-half to whatever extent he can. As far as Gavaskar’s comments are concerned, they didn’t go down well with the netizens by any stretch of the imagination. He was a recipient of severe criticism.

Here’s how the netizens reacted: –