Twitter Schools Harbhajan Singh Over Sexist Remark On Anushka Sharma, Athiya Shetty. Not Sporty Behaviour, Bhajji!

Not done Bhajji!

In a recent turn of events at the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 final, former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh sparked controversy with comments that didn’t sit well with many cricket enthusiasts and social media users. His remarks, particularly targeting Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty’s cricketing knowledge, raised eyebrows and led to a barrage of criticism on various platforms.

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During the commentary at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Harbhajan Singh questioned whether the two celebrities were discussing cricket or movies, expressing doubt about their cricketing acumen. His statement, however, didn’t land well with the audience, and the backlash was swift on social media.

The incident brings to light a recurring issue where women, irrespective of their expertise or knowledge, are often undermined in sports discussions. It’s a pattern that has unfortunately persisted, and Twitter users were quick to call out the sexism embedded in Harbhajan’s comments.

One Twitter user pointed out the inconsistency in Harbhajan’s perspective, highlighting that while he may feel his wife doesn’t know much about cricket, it doesn’t justify judging Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty with the same lens. The reference to his friend Razzaq adds a layer of irony to the situation, emphasizing the need for a more balanced and fair assessment.

Moreover, another user drew attention to the fact that Harbhajan Singh’s own wife has a background in acting. This observation adds a layer of irony to his comments, raising questions about the appropriateness of his critique.

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A particularly strong response came from a user who humorously suggested that Harbhajan should stick to cricket commentary and refrain from delving into other subjects, likening him to a backward uncle. This sentiment reflects the collective frustration with the perpetuation of outdated gender stereotypes and expectations in sports commentary.


The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fostering an inclusive and respectful environment in sports discussions, regardless of gender. Criticism should be based on knowledge and understanding rather than perpetuating stereotypes. As the cricketing community and fans call for a more focused and respectful approach, it remains to be seen how this incident will shape the discourse around gender and sports commentary in the future.

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