RR vs CSK: Twitter Slams Sunil Gavaskar After Commentator On Air Says "Shimron Hetmyer's Wife Has Delivered, Will He Deliver Now For The Royals"
RR vs CSK: Twitter Slams Sunil Gavaskar After Commentator On Air Says "Shimron Hetmyer's Wife Has Delivered, Will He Deliver Now For The Royals"

Former Indian cricketer and commentator, Sunil Gavaskar, received flak for his tasteless comment during Rajasthan Royals (RR) final league stage game against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday.

The two teams are battling it out with each having different intentions. While CSK is playing for pride and the hopes of finishing on a high, a win for Rajasthan means they finish in the top two.

On the back of Moeen Ali’s 57-ball 93, CSK managed to put up 150 on the board. No other batter could make a significant contribution as the Englishman led the way with his highest-ever IPL score.

RR vs CSK: Twitter Slams Sunil Gavaskar After Commentator On Air Says "Shimron Hetmyer's Wife Has Delivered, Will He Deliver Now For The Royals"
Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Image: BCCI/IPL

In response, Rajasthan lost Jos Buttler early on in the innings. Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Devdutt Padikkal played good knocks before the onus was left to Ravichandran Ashwin and Shimron Hetmyer.

Hetmyer had just returned to the IPL season after having taken leave midway to be with his wife during their childbirth. His return to the game lasted for a short while but Gavaskar’s comment about the Windies player left a sour taste in fans’ mouths.

As the chase became tougher, Gavaskar commented on air: “Shimron Hetmyer’s Wife Has Delivered, Will He Deliver Now For The Royals?” The comment was called immature and several people wondered how a 72-year-old can make such statements on live TV.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar (Image Credits: Twitter)

It isn’t the first time the former cricketer has faced backlash for his commentary. After a string of failures for Virat Kohli during IPL 2022, Gavaskar had said on-air: “Inhone lockdown me to bas Anushka ki gendon ki practice ki hain“. (Virat Kohli has only trained against Anushka’s balls during the lockdown).

Here are a few reactions to Sunil Gavaskar’s statement:

https://twitter.com/Kohliisgoat/status/1527703334626689024

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