India legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar’s son Rohan Gavaskar has reacted to Anushka Sharma’s criticism of his father’s remarks involving her and husband Virat Kohli during an IPL 2020 clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Thursday.
Amid the controversy, Rohan came up with a cryptic tweet which indirectly points out that former India skipper has been misquoted unnecessarily.
“I love cholocate. Read it again. This is how you fail your exams,” reads the picture in the tweet shared by Rohan Gavaskar.
The controversy erupted when Gavaskar commented, “Ab jo lockdown tha toh unhone sirf Anushka ke saath bowling ki practice ki hai, usse toh kuch bh nahi banna”.
But the statement didn’t go well with Anushka as well as several cricket fans who started to troll the legend on social media. The situation further aggravated when Anushka herself took to social media and expressed her dissatisfaction with the statement.
Sunil Gavaskar’s clarification
While speaking to India Today on Friday, Gavaskar responded to Sharma’s criticism. He said that he had not blamed Anushka for anything and there was no sexist tone in his comment.
“Firstly, I would like to say it again. Where am I blaming her? I am not blaming her. I am only saying that the video said that she was bowling to Virat. Virat has played only that bowling during the lockdown period. It’s a tennis ball, a fun game that people have to pass time during the lockdown. That’s all. Where am I blaming her for Virat’s failures?” Gavaskar said.
“You know me, I am the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tour. I am the one that a normal guy going to the office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife. Similarly, cricketers, when they go out for a tour or even when they are playing at home, why can’t they have their wives with them?
“Because after their working hours are over, they have to get back to their wives as every other common man does. So I am not blaming her,” he concluded.