Twitter fans were left unimpressed with the host broadcaster commentator cum analyst Ajay Jadeja’s cheeky jibe at Virat Kohli dropping a catch during India’s second T20I against Australia at the SCG on Sunday.
Team India sealed the three-match T20I series on Sunday by winning the second game played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The visitors chased down 195-run mammoth target in the last over thriller thanks to a match-winning knock from Hardik Pandya. He slammed 42* off 22 balls while the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli also made significant contributions. here’s the video –
What a wicket it was..
Courtesy~@cricketcomau #AUSAvIND #AUSvINDonSONY #INDvsAUS #ViratKohli #KLRahul #AUSvsIND @imVkohli @klrahul11 @cricketwallah @bhogleharsha @Cric_beat @BCCI @CricCrazyJohns @_Vivek_50 pic.twitter.com/rD6OLjHEMI
— Anupam Bhaumik (@Cricketcrazy_12) December 6, 2020
Sundar bowled the ball slower through the air, which made Wade close the blade early. Virat Kohli positioned himself for a simple catch at the covers but Kohli dropped a sitter at cover off Matthew Wade during Australia’s innings. Wade eventually was run-out in the same sequence, but the talk was about Kohli’s drop especially after the Indian skipper had dropped another easy catch in the previous match. During the mid-innings break, Jadeja on-air chimed in on the drop catching stating, “I am not worried about the Indian team but the baby arriving”.
“Virat Kohli over the years we’ve seen he’s take some exceptional catches. Today, I think he had time but he was off-balance when he was just about to catch it. And these things happen. When you start dropping them, even these dollies, then, the ball appears like a bomb coming towards you,” he went on to add.
For the unversed, Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting a baby in January 2021 and the former is set to leave the Australia tour midway after the first Test of the four-match series.
However, the baby joke did not go down well with the fans and they took to Twitter to express their displeasure. Some termed Jadeja’s comments distasteful while some failed to see the humor in the comment. Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
"I'm more worried for the baby that's arriving"
– Mr. Ajay Jadeja
Worst to hear this type of words from commentators and these mdfcuukers consider themselves as legends.
— Dhoni's Baby Fixer (@RamosVirat) December 6, 2020
"I am not worried about the Indian team but the baby arriving" – Ajay Jadeja
Seriously now ex-cricketers also talking nonsense like fans 😒😤 pic.twitter.com/NkniWCi3d4
— 💙🇮🇳🏏 (@anu_sherigar) December 6, 2020
Baby jokes are not at all funny. Not at all. Very distasteful of Ajay Jadeja to say that during the Extraaa innings. Compare it to other things which make sense. You are not sitting with your buddies at a Tea stall. You are on national television. #Babyjokes #AUSvsIND #notfunny
— Anurag Mallick (@anuragmallick51) December 6, 2020