The Australian cricket team is the new World Champion of ODI cricket as they defeated India by 6 wickets in the final match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 which was played yesterday at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
While the Indian cricket lovers are soaked in sorrow and grief as they were very hopeful of seeing India win the World Cup, there is a section of online users who are slamming the former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh for the sexist remarks that he made for Bollywood actresses Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty.
Both Anushka and Athiya are married to Indian cricketers Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, respectively and they were also present in the stadium for cheering their husbands and the Indian team. During the commentary, Harbhajan Singh was seen discussing with the other commentators what they both (Anushka and Athiya) must be discussing, Harbhajan was heard saying that they could be discussing about the movies as they both must not be knowing much about cricket.
This sexist remark didn’t go well with many and they slammed Bhajji left and right on X:
To be honest, I don't care whether Anushka or Athiya know about cricket or not.
But, both of them know enough to not donate to Pakistani Shahid Afridi's NGO unlike Harbhajan.
They have never supported Khalistan unlike Harbhajan.
They don't work for Kejriwal unlike Harbhajan.… pic.twitter.com/vK7UXUvsO5
— Incognito (@Incognito_qfs) November 19, 2023
Paji hai changed the meaning of all calling him paji..
Earlier it was respect
He turning that in disgrace
— dbb (@only_dbb) November 20, 2023
As if Geeta Basra has won world cups in Cricket.
— Not so Funn (@Not_so_Funn) November 20, 2023
I think they know more about cricket than Harbhajan knows about politics.
— Sundar Rajan (@srajan57) November 20, 2023
The term "weed" used for him was apt. Man hides behind many faults.
— Sanjay Vaidya (@vaidya91) November 20, 2023
That's why I listen to eng commentry
— JUST CHILL (@vlog36810146) November 19, 2023
I still remember @harbhajan_singh face – a pitiful reaction- whenever any batsman hitter fours or sixes off his deliveries.
— नरकेसरी (@puntambekarsv) November 20, 2023
Why Anushka and Athiya ? Even Harbhajan himself doesn't know much about cricket !! Many believe that he was a chucker.
— 🇮🇳🇮🇳 Shekhar Kamath 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@cjkamath) November 19, 2023
I believe this guy needs to be thrown out of broadcasting..He has been a disgrace in last few years…@harbhajan_singh
— Pankaj (@pankaj032) November 20, 2023
Harbh should apologize publically for his words.
— Debaditya (@darc_elestial) November 20, 2023
As far as the match is concerned, the Indian cricket team was put to bat first after the Aussies won the toss. India started decently but they lost the momentum soon and the whole team was all out for 240 runs, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored half-centuries and Rohit Sharma also made a useful contribution of 47 runs.
The Aussies lost three wickets early on but Travis Head (137 runs) and Marnus Labuschagne (58* runs) not only stabilized the inning but they also kept the scoreboard ticking at a brisk pace and ensured that their team lifted their sixth World Cup trophy.
While Travis Head was adjudged as the Player of the Match, Virat Kohli was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament.
What is your take on this matter? Do you think Harbhajan should apologise?