Kolkata, April 13: Peeping into someone's personal life can put you into trouble.
Former Indian Cricket team captain Sunil Gavaskar embroiled himself into a social media controversy when he cheekily asked Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli, "is she here?", in an apparent reference to his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, on Saturday, April 11. [IPL 2015 Special]
Amid loud cheers from audience, visibly blushed Kohli said, "Yes, she would be".
The question was asked during the toss at Indian Premier League (IPL) season 8 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. [IPL 2015: Gayle force blows KKR away at Eden Gardens]
Even though Gavaskar's lighter-vein question left audience in cheering mode, Twitterati did not spared Gavaskar.
It can be recalled that on Friday, April 10, Kohli had lashed out at people for blaming Anushka for Indian team's performance in the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia. [Virat Kohli says he is 'very sad' and 'hurt' by comments after World Cup exit]
"The stuff that happened after the World cup semifinal, the way people reacted towards my personal life and Anushka in particular, was really disrespectful. I want put this out in public because at the human level I was really hurt and wanted to express that for a quite a long time," Kohli had said during the pre-match press conference on Friday.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
Gavaskar asking Kohli..One last question. Is she here? (Anushka)That's when you start thinking how much you miss ppl like Richie Benaud— Shashank Thala (@Chingakutty) April 11, 2015
Sunil Gavaskar has turned into that embarrassing grandpa who won't shut up talking and everyone else has to ignore or play along.— dorku (@Dorkstar) April 11, 2015
That was such a ridiculous question from a Legend like Sunil Gavaskar. I mean Talk about Cricket Atleast at toss. Like FFS. #RCBvsKKR— Payal (@Payal_Lahoti) April 11, 2015
Errr Sunil Gavaskar just asked Virat Kohli during the toss.. "tell me one thing,Is she going to be here?" WTF was that!!! #IPL— Sharanya (@Sharanyashettyy) April 11, 2015
Sunil Gavaskar: Before you go to the toss tell me *lowers tone of his voice* is she here?Virat: Yes, she would be.Lol Sunny Paaji 😂😂— Shubh Aggar'Wall' (@shubh_chintak) April 11, 2015