Trust Kangana Ranaut to never lose an opportunity and make everything about herself. Recently, Anushka Sharma has been all over the news after she had slammed legendary cricketer Suni Gavaskar for a perceived sexist remark on live commentary, when he dragged her name while berating how her husband, Virat Kohli, looked rusty while batting during his IPL match against Kings XI, with Kohli being the captain of RCB. Though Kangana condemned Gavaskar's remark, she also took a dig at Anushka while doing so.
Taking to the official Twitter handle of her team, Kangana Ranaut wrote: “#Anushka remained quiet when I was threatened and called Haramkhor but today the same misogyny coming to bite her, I condemn the fact that she was dragged in to cricket by #SunilGavaskar but selective feminism is equally uncool.”
Earlier, Anushka Sharma had slammed Gavaskar in a lengthy post on her Instagram stories. “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 for her husband's game ? I'm sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commentating on the game. Don't you think you should have 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's 2020 and things still don't change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping 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,” wrote the actress.
Defending what he had said and how it's been taken out of context, Sunil Gavaskar told India Today, “Firstly, I would like to say it again. Where am I blaming her? I am not blaming her. I am only saying that the video said that she was bowling to Virat. Virat has played only that bowling during the lockdown period. It’s a tennis ball, fun game that people have to pass time during the lockdown. That’s all. Where am I blaming her for Virat’s failures? You know me, I am the one who has always batted for wives going with husbands on tour. I am the one that a normal guy going to the office for a 9-5 job, when he comes back home, he comes back to his wife. Similarly, cricketers, when they go out for a tour or even when they are playing at home, why can’t they have their wives with them?”
So, was Anushka's reaction justified or was Gavaskar's comment as innocuous as he claims it to be? And should Kangana have interfered in this? Tweet and let us know @bollywood_life .
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