Virat Kohli fared poorly last night for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was dismissed for just a run, while RCB succumbed to a 97-run defeat at the hands of Kings XI Punjab. Kohli has been married to Anushka Sharma since 2017, while both have been trolled even before.
Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper, Virat Kohli, never seems to be getting any short of being trolled for his personal life. The latest comment regarding Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma did not come from the fans, but legendary former Indian skipper, Sunil Gavaskar.
Gavaskar, who is currently commentating for Star Sports in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), was in the centre of controversy, on Thursday. While it was not a general comment made to any media outlet, but it happened to be on air.
After Kohli was dismissed for just a mere single in RCB's game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) last night, Gavaskar commented by saying, “Inhone lockdown me to bas Anushka ki gendon ki practice ki hai (He has only practised in Anushka's deliveries during the lockdown).”
While it seemed to be a sarcastic comment by Gavaskar, fans referred to it as a statement which is of double standards. Naturally, some fans were left fuming at Gavaskar's comments and criticised him for passing such unconvincing comments against the Indian skipper, and that too on air, while some even urged the broadcaster to get him removed from the commentary panel.
Here are some of the tweets on how fans reacted to this:
When Hardik Pandya played first IPL match after the ban in 2019 and got out on a duck, Gavaskar in the comm box said "Aaj Hardik Pandya kuch nahi karke gaye" , referring to his controversial statement in Koffee with Karan.— Vasu Vashisht (@vasu_vashisht12) September 24, 2020
If Gavaskar said that for real swear to GOD HE DESERVES HIS MOUTH TO BE BROKEN!!!!!!!— ROYALS ✨ (@Cric_diary_) September 24, 2020
I know this was meant to be taken as joke because he was playing cricket with her during lockdown. But 🤮🤮🤮 https://t.co/diZ8WJ1AAu— CluelessMonster (@CluelessMonster) September 24, 2020
I'm sure he still doesn't see anything wrong with what he said. He's gotten away with this in the past too but it's so shallow of him. This old man always gets on my nerves. It's high time everyone calls him out for shit like this, else we'll only see more of this filth.— m (@Manasa2922x) September 24, 2020
This is not the first time Kohli and Anushka have been criticised for the former underperforming on the cricket pitch. Prior to their marriage, Anushka was criticised and being referred to as a distraction for Kohli, every time the latter failed to score. It also happened during the 2015 ICC World Cup, when Kohli had been dismissed for cheap in the semis against Australia, which Anuskha was spectating from the stands.
However, following their marriage, these claims have dried out. Kohli married Anushka in 2017, while they had started dating each other since 2013. Both are currently expecting their first child in December.
Meanwhile, RCB succumbed to one of their heaviest defeats, as they were mauled by KXIP, by 97 runs, in Dubai, last night. The match was highlighted by the flawless innings of KXIP skipper KL Rahul, who scored an unbeaten 132 off just 69 deliveries, as the latter's side posted a mammoth 206/3. In reply, RCB were bundled out for mere 109.
Last Updated 25, Sep 2020, 11:20 AM