Bengaluru: A commentator courted controversy on Thursday throughout Karnataka and Baroda’s Ranji Trophy recreation by saying that “every Indian should know Hindi as it is our mother tongue”.
It was the seventh over of Baroda’s second innings when one of many two commentators mentioned: “I liked the fact that Sunil Gavaskar is commentating in Hindi and is giving his valuable inputs in the same language. I also loved it that he called the dot ball as a ‘bindi’ ball.”
To this, the opposite commentator replied: “Every Indian must know Hindi. This is our mother tongue. There is no bigger language than this.”
“In fact, I look at those people with a lot of anger who say that we are cricketers still we should talk in Hindi? You are staying in India then you will obviously speak its mother tongue,” he added.
In keeping with experiences, the commentator who made this assertion was Sushil Doshi.
The remark drew flak on social media with a number of questioning the comment and a few even taking offense.
On Wednesday, India batters Okay.L. Rahul and Manish Pandey have been discovered speaking in Kannada through the third and remaining ODI in Mount Maunganui towards New Zealand.
Rahul and Pandey shared a 107-run stand for the fifth wicket at a time India wanted it probably the most.
However their dialog which had phrases like “Odi Odi Ba” (come operating), “Bartheera” (will you come), “Beda Beda” (no no) and “Ba ba” (come) should have happy the cricket buffs in Karnataka because it was clearly audible on the stump mic.