New Delhi: Day 3 of the one-off Test match between India and England saw a remark from the commentary box that did not fit well with the audience. As Virat Kohli was dancing to celebrate a wicket, Virender Sehwag, who was doing the Hindi commentary for the game, gave a remark that people felt was derogatory towards Virat Kohli and a community.
India was in a commanding position when Mohammed Siraj took a wicket and India’s ex-captain Kohli celebrated with a dance waving his hands in the air. Seeing this Virender Sehwag referred to Virat as “chhamiya”. The former Indian opener has been in controversy for his comments about James Andersen’s age and also about the sledging incident between Kohli and Bairstow. When Andersen dropped a catch, Sehwag referred to him as “buzurg”, which means an old person.
Jonny Bairstow’s Strike Rate before Kohli’s Sledging -: 21
Post Sledging – 150
Pujara ki tarah khel rahe thhey, Kohli ne Pant banwa diya bewajah sledge karke #IndvsEng
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 3, 2022
Sehwag tweeted about the banter between Kohli and Bairstow saying that the Englishman was playing like Pujara and Kohli’s sledging made him Pant. This tweet by the former batsman was also not much liked by cricket fans. After these comments, especially the one made for Kohli, netizens are demanding the removal of Sehwag from the Hindi commentary panel.
A Twitter user shared the video of the moment when Sehwag made that remark, to call him out for the words he used.
What is this commentary???? pic.twitter.com/nB8TzlYN1y
— riya (@reaadubey) July 3, 2022
People are demanding an apology from Virender Sehwag.
— Moto shah (@Motoshah2) July 4, 2022
No matter how big a player Sehwag was, he doesn’t deserve to sit in the commentary box. He has no respect for the game which he played for so long. https://t.co/hmkrw46iSg
— Cricket Caravan with KKR🏏 (@CricCaravan) July 4, 2022
Commentators like Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif and Sunil Gavaskar have completely disgraced the Hindi Commentary.
— The Notorious (@notorious360) July 3, 2022
Sehwag once called rohit vadapav , kohli chammiya on commentary , anderson buzurg on commentary.
I don’t like him as person . No doubt he is a legend as a cricketer
— AKSHAT (@buliwalakshat1) July 4, 2022