ICC ODI World Cup 2023: The D-day has approached for all the Cricket fans in India, as we unite to cheer for the Indian Cricket team who has approached the finals after months of hard work. Not only the cricket fans but everyone is united in the nation, eagerly waiting for the Indian Cricket Team to bring home the cup. Moreover, the team has managed to keep a winning streak till the finals, winning every match in the ODI World Cup. Harbhajan Singh the leading commentator is getting brutally trolled for his sexist comments against Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty who arrived at the match to cheer for their husbands.
Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty indulge in a conversation at the ICC ODI World Cup 2023
As the match goes on with both Virat Kohli and Kl Rahul in the batting position, the game is at a nail-biting stage. With 3 Indian batsmen out, the Australian bowlers are showing their cricket prowess, leaving the Indians worried about the result of the match. At the same time. the spouses of the two batsmen, Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty cheer for them as they sit together. The two also indulge in a conversation as well, leaving everyone wondering what they might be talking about.
Harbhajan Singh’s comment
One of the Hindi commentators Harbhajan Singh commented on the two actresses’ conversation which is being deemed problematic on the internet. The commentator said, “.”pata nahi cricket ke bade mein baat kar rahe honge ya films ki,keh nahi sakta cricket ki kitni samajh hogi” meaning, “I don’t know if they’re talking about cricket or films, I don’t think they know much about cricket.”. His comment was considered to be sexist by many who took to X to speak about this.
More X users came out to talk about this sexist comment, calling Harbhajan Singh a misogynist. Moreover, they request the commentators to “stick to talking about those on the field”
Another tweet shed light on the fact that the two women are married to leading cricketers in the country. Therefore, they expressed their confusion and disapproval of this remark
Another X user warned the commentators to refrain from speaking about the spouses and other family members of the players. Moreover, they advise them to stick to talking about cricket
More and more people are raising their voices against the casual sexism that gets thrown out as light-hearted jokes. This time, the victim was the former bowler, Harbhajan Singh