Sunil Gavaskar's was alluding to a viral video demonstrating Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma playing on their terrace during the lockdown.
Cricket symbol Sunil Gavaskar on Friday wound up amidst a debate for comments about Virat Kohli and his significant other half Anushka Sharma in his analysis during an IPL match.
“It’s 2020 and things still don’t change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping statements?” Sharma said
In the commentary box, Gavaskar had said: “Ab joh lockdown tha to sirf Anushka ki bowling ki practice ki unhone, wo video dekhi hai (reference to a viral video), usse to kuch nahi hona hai (During the recent lockdown he only practiced to Anushka’s bowling, I saw a video. But that is not going to be enough).
Reacting to Gavaskar’s comment, Anushka Sharma posted on Instagram: “Mr. Gavaskar your message is distasteful is a fact but I would love for you to explain why you thought of making such a sweeping statement on a wife accusing her for her husband’s game? I am sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commentating on the game. ”
Gavaskar's comments were during an IPL coordinate between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Kohli dropped his KXIP partner KL Rahul twice — once in the seventeenth over at deep square-leg when he was batting on 83 and afterward again in the eighteenth over when he was on 89. The KXIP captain at that point proceeded to break a couple of records while in his way to a 69-ball 132 — the most noteworthy score scored by an Indian in an IPL game.