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‘Such a shame for Cricket world’- Fans upset with Sunil Gavaskar’s controversial comment on Shimron Hetmyer and his wife

By BetBarter Staff

May 21, 2022

Sunil Gavaskar has always been surrounded by controversies for his choice of words. As a  commentator, he has often been criticized for his controversial sense of humour. Yet again, he has caught everyone’s attention for his poor choice of words during the game between Chennai and Rajasthan.

The inaugural champions were chasing Chennai’s target of 151. They had a few hiccups during their chase, and needed 75 runs to win from 42 balls at one point. Shimron Hetmyer was on the strike when Gavaskar said, “Hetmyer’s wife delivered, will Hetmyer deliver for the Royals now?”

Notably, this was a reference to Hetmyer’s wife, who had just given birth to their first child. The West Indian player had previously travelled back for the same. After his child was born, he returned to India to join the Rajasthan squad.

Hetmyer couldn’t really do much for the team in the match. However, a brilliant knock by Ravichandran Ashwin towards the end sealed the deal for the Sanju Samson-led side. He scored 40 runs in 23 balls, with two fours and three sixes to take the team through. With the win, they ensured a spot in the first Qualifier. Rajasthan will now compete against Gujarat on the 24th of April at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Meanwhile, the fans on Twitter were upset with the 1983 World Cup-winning cricketer. Many fans urged that Gavaskar be barred from commentating in the future. “He can almost make you hate the game of cricket ‘Not every cricketer deserves to have a mic’. He opens his mouth for sheer destruction,” an upset fan wrote.

Here is how Twitter reacted