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Don’t read the headlines, hear and watch on your own: Gavaskar


Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar urged people that they should carefully listen what he said on Kohli rather than reading the headlines from newspapers. He also insisted that he didn’t imply any sexiest comment. He replied to Anushka Sharma’s remark after She took a dig on him for controversial comment over Virat Kohli during their match against KXIP.

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“I did not give any sexist comment. I just said that Virat Kohli didn’t get time to practice during the lockdown. We all saw how Virat Kohli was practising on his terrace and Anushka was bowling to him. I just said Virat only got a chance to practice on Anushka’s bowling,” Gavaskar said on air during the Delhi Capitals-Chennai Super Kings game being broadcast on Star Sports Hindi.

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“I request everybody to watch and hear it again then say whatever you want to. Don’t read the headlines, hear and watch on your own. I did not say anything sexist, nor I was trying to blame anyone, when I was talking about training during the lockdown, it was not when Kohli was dismissed. He was dismissed 3-4 balls later,” he added.

Earlier this, after Gavaskar dragged Anushka into Virat Kohli’s performance, She wrote ,

“That, 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 of her husband’s game? I’m sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commenting on the game. Don’t you think you should have an equal amount of respect for me and us?”

“I’m sure you can have many other words and sentences in your mind to use to comment on my husband’s performance from last night or are your words only relevant if you use my name in the process? It is 2020 and things still don’t change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass weeping statements? Respected Mr Gavaskar, you are a legend whose name stands tall in this gentleman’s game. Just wanted to tell you what I felt when I heard you say this,” she added.

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