Harbhajan Singh called out for sexist remark on Anushka Sharma, Athiya Shetty

20 November 2023 10:50 AM
  • Harbhajan Singh called out for sexist remark on Anushka Sharma, Athiya Shetty

Hindi commentators mocked Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty's ‘understanding of cricket’ in viral video.A video from the World Cup 2023 match between India and Australia is going crazy viral on social media and for absolutely the wrong reasons. The video shows Hindi commentators dissecting the minutes of the match when the camera pans towards Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty. Harbhajan Singh, who was in the Hindi commentary box, made a rather 'misogynistic' remark where he questioned the actresses' understanding of cricket.

Harbhajan, during the commentary, said, "Aur yeh main soch raha tha ki baat cricket ki ho rahi hai ya filmon ki. Kyunki cricket ke barein mein toh janta nahi kitni samajh hogi (And I was thinking whether the conversation is happening about cricket or films. Because I am not sure how much understanding they have about cricket)."

Anushka and Athiya were present at the Narendra Modi Stadium to support their spouses Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, respectively, who are playing in the tournament.

As soon as the video surfaced on social media, the Hindi commentators faced massive backlash for their 'sexist' comments. X users shared the video and slammed them for their 'understanding of cricket' remark.

"Hindi commentators openly mocking #anushkasharma on her understanding of cricket. Hum kab sudhrenge bhai, woh sirf Anushka nahi hai, she's wife of #ViratKohli, who has created history recently and mocking someone while so many people watching is absolutely ridiculous,' a user wrote

"The commentator saying that Anushka and Athiya must be talking about films during the India vs Aus WC finals because “Cricket ki Zyaada samajh toh hogi nahi” is despicable. Misogyny is omnipresent, no matter the subject," another angry user wrote.

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