Legendary Indian batter Sunil Gavaskar recently got entailed in a controversy after he made a debatable comment on Rajasthan Royals cricketer Shimron Hetmyer and his wife. Sunil Gavaskar was blasted by fans on social media for the comments he made on commentary during the Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.
Fans blast Sunil Gavaskar for mentioning Shimron Hetmyer’s comment
Hetmyer, who was returning to the Royals XI, came in to bat when RR lost their fifth wicket and were in a dicey situation in their 151-run chase against CSK. Gavaskar, who was in the commentary box then said: “Hetmyer’s wife delivered, will Hetmyer deliver for the Royals now?”
Hetmyer had left the RR bubble and traveled to Guyana to be with his wife, who was pregnant with their first child. Hetmyer was blessed with a baby on May 10. It was noted that after spending a few days with his wife and newborn, the attacking left-hander returned to India and joined the Royals. He was picked as soon as he was available for the selection by the Royals in their important last fixture against CSK. Hence, Gavaskar faced an uproar on Twitter.
One fan said: “Sunil Gavaskar: Hetmyer’s wife Delivered. Will he deliever for Royals Now? Kya aadmi hain yaar yeh Sunil Gavaskar”
Another wrote, “Sunil Gavaskar: “Hetmyer’s wife delivered, will he deliver now?” I don’t even know how to react”
Here is another reaction from a fan: “Sunil Gavaskar and his commentary, I cannot. Virat then, Hetmyer now. Maybe nothing is ‘sexist’ about his comments as such but just bringing up people’s personal lives and their spouses during a professional cricket match is sick. And ofc his commentary toward Kohli is sick af.”
Sunil Gavaskar: Hetmyer's wife Delivered. Will he deliever for Royals Now?
— Dheeraj Singh (@Dheerajsingh_) May 20, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar: "Hetmyer's wife delivered, will he deliver now?"
I don't even know how to react 👀 #IPL2022
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) May 20, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar and his commentary, I cannot.
Virat then, Hetmyer now.
Maybe nothing is 'sexist' about his comments as such but just bringing up people's personal lives and their spouses during a professional cricket match is sick.
And ofc his commentary toward Kohli is sick af.
— blueglow (@blueglow15) May 21, 2022
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