The former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar who is a pretty famous commentator of the present times has once again invited trouble for himself after making a cheeky comment which is related to a West Indian cricketer’s wife.
Sunil Gavaskar is currently commentating in the matches of the IPL 2022 and during the match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings which was played on May 20 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, he made a comment about Shimron Hetmyer’s wife. This did not go well with the audiences and many online users even demanded that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should sack Little Master as he used to get called during his playing days.
The Caribbean cricketer who is playing for RR in the IPL 2022 left bio-bubble for the birth of his first baby some time ago but now he is back and he was a part of the squad which played against MS Dhoni led CSK.
Shimron Hetmyer came to bat for his team at number six and at that time, RR needed 47 runs of 31 balls to win the match. It was then Sunil Gavaskar started a controversy while commentating as he said, “Hetmyer’s wife delivered; will Hetmyer deliver for the Royals now?”
Sunil Gavaskar reacts on Hatmyer.. pic.twitter.com/yyIioN1ibL
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) May 21, 2022
This comment irked fans and many took to social media to slam the former Indian cricketer. Here are some of the selected reactions:
Sunil Gavaskar regularly reminds us not to choose our life heroes on the basis of professional exploits.
Someone can be a world beater skillfully but to have a right moral compass is a totally different thing
— Dr Sagar Garg (@DrGumsNProbes) May 21, 2022
— Pradhyoth (@Pradhyoth1) May 20, 2022
— Arjit Gupta (@guptarjit) May 20, 2022
Dedicated to Mr. Sunil Gavaskar – pic.twitter.com/gEKlEhE39a
— Pallavi Anand (@PallaviSAnand) May 20, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar shd be kicked out from com box, he is getting royalty for being one of the best test batsmen of all time while our ears bleed https://t.co/nsuNtzhmtX
— Kartik 🇮🇳 (@indicpolymath) May 20, 2022
Ban this guy Sunil Gavaskar from commentary, he is a tharki budha dragging everyone's wife 😡🤬 https://t.co/7Xq0q0EE2A
— Yasir. (@The_Introverty) May 20, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar is one of the worst and most shameless commentators around. He has no sense of reality and still living in the 80s making these crass jokes. He should be banned immediately. And please have a woman commentator in the booth so these old men can learn some respect. https://t.co/nEw7i92RPw
— Himansh (@HimanshSingla_) May 20, 2022
There are 4 stages of life.
3) Old age
Sunil Gavaskar is on 4th stage of his life.
— Karan (@karannpatelll) May 20, 2022
'So' called legend Sunil gavaskar some words during commentary today-: "Now Hetmyer's wife has delievered, now he has to deliver today". Are you kidding me?? These are the words of a commentator who is commentating in world's best league. That's Pathetic.
— Vaibhav Mishra (@heyy_vaibhav) May 20, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar on Tv – "Hetmyer's wife delivered, will he deliver?"
— Bjp slayer (@BjpSlayer) May 20, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar needs this type of treatment again. pic.twitter.com/nRcNiLmEDm
— Aditya (@Adityakrsaha) May 20, 2022
Earlier, Sunil Gavaskar was in the center of a controversy when he made a comment about Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. However when the whole matter unfolded, it was found that he said nothing wrong about Anushka and the matter was just blown away unnecessarily.
As far as match and Shimron Hetmyer’s innings are concerned, the West Indian batter managed only 6 runs in 7 deliveries which included a boundary.
The toss was won by Mahi and he asked RR to bowl first. CSK didn’t get a good start as it lost its openers quite early but Moeen Ali played a wonderful knock of 93 runs (57 balls, 13 fours & 3 sixes) and tried to help his team make a big score. However, he didn’t get much support from other batters and the wickets kept on falling regularly. MS Dhoni played a useful innings of 26 runs (28 balls, 1 four & 1 six) and CSK managed to put 150/6 on the score board.
In response, RR chased the target successfully with 5 wickets in hand and 2 balls remaining in its innings with the help of brilliant knocks of Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 runs, 44 balls, 8 fours & 1 six) and Ravichandran Ashwin (40 runs, 23 balls, 2 fours & 3 sixes). R Ashwin was adjudged as the Player of the Match for his performance with bat and the ball (1/28 in 4 overs) as well.
RR has entered the play-offs as it is sitting at the second spot in the points table and it will certainly like to win the IPL trophy second time as it won its first trophy 14 years ago in the inaugural edition of the league which took place in 2008.
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