Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has found himself in a controversy after his comment towards Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty which is being considered ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynist.’
The incident took place during the final match of India with Australia and World Cup 2023 which happened in Ahmedabad on November 19, 2023. Apparently, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul where on field when camera focused on their wives Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty, during the match who were indulged in the conversation as they came to cheer up for the team. During this instance, Bhajji went on to say, “Yahi main soch raha tha ke baat cricket ki ho rahi hogi ya films ki, kyunki cricket ke baare me to main jaanta nahi ki itni samajh hogi."
Post the comment social media flooded with the criticism towards him addressing the cricketer as a ‘disgrace’ and ‘sexist’.
Have a look at some tweets:
Did the commentator just say “Shayad filmon ki baatein hori hai ya cricket ki, pata nahi cricket ki kitni samajh hogi” while the camera was on Anushka and Athiya??
— Ira (@irationalised) November 19, 2023
Typical. @harbhajan_singh you are disgrace as a person. Can understand your insecurity as a cricketer but projecting it to wives of your ex-team mates? Pathetic as usual. Can’t expect anything more from him. https://t.co/p1hc1sCt0g
— Areyyyyy Yaarrrrrr (@A_niche11) November 19, 2023
Did Harbhajan Singh doing commentary just say that Anushka and Athiya probably don't know much about cricket? Vile
— Ria Chopra (@riachops) November 19, 2023
harbhajan singh in the comm box just said "idk if they're (anushka and athiya) talking about cricket or films, I don't think they have much knowledge about cricket"#Worlds2023#INDvsAUSfinalpic.twitter.com/r5GhJ2gnjZ
— 133* (@133_NotOut) November 19, 2023
To be honest, I don't care whether Anushka or Athiya know about cricket or not.
But, both of them know enough to not donate to Pakistani Shahid Afridi's NGO unlike Harbhajan.
They have never supported Khalistan unlike Harbhajan.
They don't work for Kejriwal unlike Harbhajan.… pic.twitter.com/vK7UXUvsO5
— Incognito (@Incognito_qfs) November 19, 2023
The audacity Harbhajan Singh has talking about how Anushka and Athiya might be talking about movies cuz they do not understand the game of cricket..IN NATIONAL MEDIA!
— Omahasiya Vahiyaya (@SaltyBeeee) November 19, 2023
@harbhajan_singh may be your wife does not much about cricket but judging anushka and athya from same lens is sexist comment. I hope you are not learning from your friend Razzaq.
— $BM (@shubhamssn) November 19, 2023
— Sports Cricket (@SportsCricket07) November 19, 2023
Very sexist comment by @harbhajan_singh , not expected from you.
"idk if they're (anushka and athiya) talking about cricket or films, I don't think they have much knowledge about cricket"#INDvsAUSfinal #WorldcupFinal #CWC23Final #Worldcupfinal2023 #INDvsAUS #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/KnfJBII8sw
— Swati.AI (@swati_AI) November 19, 2023
That is so fcking disgusting of you to say to those two people
Especially since anushka has been coming to matches since forever
I'm a girl and I bet I know better cricket than half my class of boys
— i ? era (@jhoxmatilda) November 19, 2023
Harbhajan Singh needs to think before he speaks. What the hell do you mean by saying that Anushka and Athiya will be talking about movies and not about cricket because they have little understanding of the game. Their spouses play cricket so why won't they have the knowledge?
— Lucifer (@Lucifer_Bhai) November 19, 2023
The final World Cup match between India and Australia saw the latter nation emerge as the winner for the sixth time.