Gavaskar designed the remark right after Hetmyer, who returned to the participating in XI just after expending time with his wife for the beginning of their little one, came out to bat immediately after the loss of five wickets with RR chasing 151 runs against Chennai Tremendous Kings on Friday.
Gavaskar, sitting down at the commentary box, explained: “Hetmyer’s wife delivered, will Hetmyer produce for the Royals now?”
This statement did not go down nicely with twitterati, who blasted the former India skipper for his unsavoury remark.
Hetmyer was blessed with a child boy on May 10.
Right after the start of his youngster, Hetmyer returned to India and joined the RR squad.
Sunil Gavaskar stated, “Shimron Hetmyer’s wife has shipped, will he provide now for the Royals”.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) 1653066953000
Sunil Gavaskar need to not be a commentator. Period of time.
— Siddhant Bhatter (@bhatterboy) 1653068338000
Sunil gavaskar has overtaken Sanjay manjrekar as the worst commentator at any time. Verbal diarrhoea
— Akshat Singh (@taufromthegaon) 1652980967000
Sunil Gavaskar is so embarrassing!!! I really don’t want to listen to the “he’s 1 of the greats of the match, respect… https://t.co/SVx4eu3EDw
— Aani 🦦 (@wigglyywhoops) 1653067916000
There need to be improved commentators than Sunil Gavaskar. #BanSunilGavaskarFromCommentating
— Deep Mistry (@deep_mistry1899) 1653067604000