I never made sexist comment: Gavaskar

Mumbai: Kohli had a bad day in office on Thursday when he led Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kings XI Punjab.

He dropped two catches of rival skipper KL Rahul and managed only a run off five balls in RCB’s chase.

Putting up a stout defence, iconic Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said neither he blamed Virat Kohli’s actor-wife Anushka Sharma for India captain’s failure nor he made any sexist remarks during an IPL match and his comments were being misinterpreted.

Kohli had a bad day in office on Thursday when he led Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kings XI Punjab. He dropped two catches of rival skipper KL Rahul and managed only a runoff five balls in RCB’s chase.

While Kohli was still at crease, Gavaskar said India captain is keen to improve and he knows that he can do so only by practicing more and more. He then added that during the lockdown Kohli faced only Anushka’s bowling and it is showing that it did not help much.

Gavaskar was speaking in Hindi when he made the comment.

However, the comment did not go down well with Kohli and Anushka’s fans and some even demanded his sacking from Star Sports commentary panel, lashing out at him on social media.

Reacting to it, Anushka also issued a statement on her Instagram page and said that Gavaskar’s message was distasteful.

Gavaskar though said his comments were not understood in right context.

Agency