After initial backlash, Sunil Gavaskar gets support from Twitterati over his comments on Anushka Sharma

In the past few hours, Gavaskar has received overwhelming support from many fans, especially after his on-air clarification about the whole issue.

Sunil Gavaskar and Anushka Sharma
Sunil Gavaskar and Anushka Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter and Instagram)

During the match between RCB and KXIP in the on-going IPL 2020, Sunil Gavaskar’s on-air comments mentioning Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma sparked a huge controversy on the internet. The legendary player and renowned commentator was slammed by Anushka where the Bollywood actress mentioned that he had allegedly passed ‘distasteful’ remarks against her.

After Anushka’s statement, several fans started bashing Gavaskar in no time. It even led to Gavaskar clarifying his remarks while commentating in the Chennai Super Kings-Delhi Capitals encounter on Friday. A day after the ‘Gavaskar-Anushka’ episode, fans have now shifted the support towards the former Indian skipper.

Hashtag ‘WeSupportGavaskar’ trends on Twitter

Gavaskar was backed by netizens as the hashtag #WeSupportGavaskar remained a popular trend on Twitter. Dousing the controversy, Twitterati pointed out how Gavaskar’s remark was misinterpreted by most people, leading to the story blowing out of proportion on social media.

“I did not make any sexist comment. I said Virat Kohli didn’t get time to practice during the lockdown. We all saw how Virat Kohli was practicing on his terrace and Anushka was bowling to him. I just said Virat only got chance to practice on Anushka’s bowling.” Gavaskar had said yesterday in his defence.

Many fans had misunderstood Gavaskar’s comment as a sexist one but he eventually made it clear that it was not meant to demean the Bollywood actress. Twitter also was flooded with tweets supporting the legendary batsman. Netizens even opined that Gavaskar said nothing wrong and he doesn’t owe an explanation.

“Shri #SunilGavaskar ji your comment was not distasteful. It does not reflect dragging and blaming a cricketer’s wife into the game for her husband’s performance. It was misquoted and was an attempt to misinterpret it in bad taste,” wrote a fan taking Gavaskar’s side in the social media feud.

In the past few hours, Gavaskar has received overwhelming support from many fans, especially after his on-air clarification about the whole issue. To make everything crystal clear, Gavaskar reiterated his stance yesterday when the Chennai side was chasing a commanding 175-run total against Delhi Capitals

Here are a few tweets supporting Sunil Gavaskar:

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