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.
I would rather question his role in the commentary box - he hardly does any proper commentary and that's one of his day jobs now (not even going to get into his 50% attendance as a rajya sabha member). Do line toh dhang se bol nahi pata hai match ke baare mein - all he has is cringe quips and one liners which no one finds funny
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