Gavaskar confronted so much of ire on Twitter for a comment he made on Anushka serving to Kohli together with his follow throughout the Covid-19 induced lockdown, with the actress herself demanding a proof from the legendary cricketer.
“We, Indians lack a sense of humour. If Sunil had certainly mentioned so about Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, it will need to have been in a humorous tone and never within the dangerous or derogatory style,” Engineer mentioned whereas chatting with Pakistan Observer.
“Knowing Sunil Gavaskar nicely, I’m certain he would have mentioned it jokingly. Even in my case, individuals took it very critically with the end result that Anushka needed to come out together with her assertion,” mentioned Engineer, who throughout 2019 ICC World Cup, had discovered himself in an identical controversy after he reportedly mentioned all that the Indian selectors had been doing in England was getting Anushka “cups of tea”.
Gavaskar himself has issued a clarification, saying his feedback had been misinterpreted.
“As you hear from the commentary, Aakash (Chopra) and I had been doing commentary for a Hindi channel. And Aakash was speaking about the truth that there was little or no likelihood for correct follow for everyone. That has truly proven within the rustiness of some of the gamers of their first matches,” Gavaskar instructed India Today.
“Rohit (Sharma) did not strike the ball nicely in his first match, MSD (MS Dhoni) did not strike the ball nicely, Virat (Kohli) additionally did not strike the ball. Most of the batsmen have as a result of of the lack of follow,” he mentioned.
“That was the purpose that was being made. Virat additionally had no follow and the one follow that they’d once they had been seen them enjoying of their constructing compound and Anushka was bowling to him. That’s what I mentioned,” he added.
The former India captain additional defined: “She was bowling to him, that is all. Where am I blaming her? Where am I being sexist on this? I’m simply stating what was seen within the video which was possibly recorded by any person within the neighbouring buildings after which put up. That’s the one factor I’m doing.”