Sunil Gavaskar Again Made A Cheeky Comment On Virat Kohli, After Son, Akaay's Birth, Netizens React

Sunil Gavaskar made a comment about whether Virat Kohli would return to the fields and play in IPL 2024 after the birth of his son, Akaay. However, the comment seemingly left netizens irked.


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Sunil Gavaskar Again Made A Cheeky Comment On Virat Kohli, After Son, Akaay's Birth, Netizens React

Virat Kohli is one of the most talented Indian cricketers, who needs no introduction. From showering 6s and 4s in the field to leaving everyone in splits with his cutesy antics, Kohli truly deserves a standing ovation every time he keeps his feet within the boundaries of a cricket stadium. Talking about his professional front, Kohli has been away from the limelight due to some personal issues. The cricketer withdrew his name from the India vs England test series due to the birth of his baby boy, Akaay. However, as the cricketer announced the news of his baby boy's arrival, his fans have been waiting for King Kohli to get back to his game in the upcoming IPL. 

Will Virat Kohli play in IPL 2024?

As Virat Kohli has been away from the limelight, there have been some speculations about the player not being a part of the Indian Premier League in 2024. For those who don't know, Virat Kohli plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, this year, the IPL is going to start with a rock-solid match between RCB and CSK. And the cricket fanatics are eagerly waiting to witness the Kohli vs Dhoni match as IPL 2024 opener, on March 24, 2024. And now it's legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar's remark that fired the speculations about Kohli not being a part of IPL 2024.

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Sunil Gavaskar's cheeky reply on Virat Kohli playing in IPL 2024

Recently, Sunil Gavaskar attended an event at the Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi, wherein he was questioned by the students whether Virat Kohli would join IPL 2024 or not. To this, Gavaskar answered in a speculative way and mentioned that Kohli is away from the game for some reason, so he may not play the IPL 17 as well. However, it's worth mentioning that no official confirmation about the same has been yet made by Kohli or RCB. Sunil Gavaskar can be quoted as saying:

"Kya woh khelenge... kuch reason ke liye khel nahin rahe hain, shaayad ho sakta hai ki IPL ki liye bhi na khele."

Netizens' reactions to Sunil Gavaskar's cheeky comment on Virat joining IPL 2024

As soon as Sunil Gavaskar's comment made rounds on the discussion platform, Reddit, netizens started reacting. Some users came in support of Virat Kohli and urged others to let him live, while others started throwing flak at Gavaskar. Check out the comments below:

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Suresh Raina mentions Virat Kohli deserves a trophy amid the speculations about the latter not being a part of IPL 17

On the other hand, Suresh Raina, in a recent interview with India Today, shared if he thinks that RCB will win the IPL trophy this year. To this, Raina said that Virat Kohli deserves a trophy. He further heaped praises on Virat and shared how he worked hard and did a lot for team India as well as for RCB. Raina can be quoted as saying:

"Virat deserves a trophy. He has done so well for the Indian team and RCB for years. He has had a lot of success at RCB and his fans deserve to hold a trophy for him."

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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli announced their baby boy's arrival news

It was on February 20, 2024, when Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma finally reacted to the ongoing speculations by announcing that they had embraced parenthood yet again. In a picture, Virat and Anushka stated that they welcomed their baby boy, Akaay, on February 15, 2024, and their princess, Vamika, was promoted to elder sister.

What are your views on Sunil Gavaskar's comment? Let us know!

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