Sunil Gavaskar was one of the most talented and successful opening hitters of all time. His method was based on near-perfect precision and a high level of attentiveness. It’s hard to imagine a better defence: nearly impenetrable, his wickets were among the toughest to come by. He was equally at ease on both front and back feet, with excellent line and length discernment and flawless balance.
He knew practically every trick in the book, but he traded panache for the consistency his club required. Despite the fact that Sachin Tendulkar broke Gavaskar’s record for most Test hundreds, numbers alone cannot reflect Gavaskar’s true significance to India.
He raised the profile of Indian cricket and encouraged confidence in his teammates. He was instrumental in the development of Indian cricket. After retiring from cricket, Gavaskar worked as a television analyst, researcher, and writer, as well as holding several posts with the BCCI and acting as the head of the ICC cricket commission. He left the latter after repeated inflammatory remarks to seek a career as a television journalist and pundit.
Sunil Gavaskar is now a spectator at the IPL 2022 matches, and during the match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings on May 20 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, he made a remark about Shimron Hetmyer’s wife. The public reacted strongly to this, and many online users demanded that Little Master, as he was nicknamed during his playing career, be fired by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The Caribbean cricketer, who is currently playing for RR in the IPL 2022, took a sabbatical from the game to give birth to his first kid, but he has since returned and was a member of the side that faced MS Dhoni’s CSK.
Shimron Hetmyer batted at number six for his team, and RR currently needs 47 runs in 31 balls to win. Sunil Gavaskar stirred controversy when he said,
“Hetmyer’s wife delivered; will Hetmyer deliver for the Royals now?”
While some thought it was improper for a commentator on TV to say something so offensive, others thought it was fine.
This remark infuriated fans, who flocked to social media sites to condemn the former Indian batsman.
Gavaskar received a lot of outrage online for his offensive remark.
Sunil Gavaskar regularly reminds us not to choose our life heroes on the basis of professional exploits.— Dr Sagar Garg (@DrGumsNProbes) May 21, 2022
Someone can be a world beater skillfully but to have a right moral compass is a totally different thing
Dedicated to Mr. Sunil Gavaskar – pic.twitter.com/gEKlEhE39a— Pallavi Anand (@PallaviSAnand) May 20, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar is one of the worst and most shameless commentators around. He has no sense of reality and still living in the 80s making these crass jokes. He should be banned immediately. And please have a woman commentator in the booth so these old men can learn some respect. https://t.co/nEw7i92RPw— Himansh (@HimanshSingla_) May 20, 2022
Ban this guy Sunil Gavaskar from commentary, he is a tharki budha dragging everyone's wife 😡🤬 https://t.co/7Xq0q0EE2A— Yasir. (@The_Introverty) May 20, 2022
Sunil Gavaskar shd be kicked out from com box, he is getting royalty for being one of the best test batsmen of all time while our ears bleed https://t.co/nsuNtzhmtX— Kartik 🇮🇳 (@indicpolymath) May 20, 2022
There are 4 stages of life.— Karan (@karannpatelll) May 20, 2022
3) Old age
Sunil Gavaskar is on 4th stage of his life.