Harbhajan Singh Slammed For His ‘Sexist’ Commentary On Anushka Sharma & Athiya Shetty

In our society, there is this notion that women do not know or understand much about sports. People, especially men, are taken aback when they come across women passionately talking about sports or religiously following players, their matches and world-class tournaments. This take is undoubtedly sexist and regressive.

Harbhajan Singh perpetuated this stereotype while commentating during India versus Australia Cricket World Cup Final match that took place on Sunday in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty were spotted sitting together and as the camera focused on them, Harbhajan Singh said, “Aur main yeh soch raha tha ki baat cricket ki ho rahi hai ya filmon ki. Kyunki cricket ke bare mein to janta nahi kitni samajh hogi.” 


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Here’s a video of his commentary:

Several people online slammed Bhajji for his sexist take on Anushka and Athiya by saying that they do not understand much about cricket. Here’s a look at some of the reactions:

Some might call this a harmless joke. But Bhajji is not the only person saying so. Innumerable people in this world actually do believe that women do not understand sports. Such a belief leads to undermining the significant contributions of female athletes and female sports fans across the world.

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