In a Ranji Trophy match between Karnataka and Baroda, an on-air commentator stated that ‘every Indian should know Hindi as it is our mother tongue.’
Bangalore| A Ranji Trophy match between Karnataka and Baroda on Thursday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore has followed controversy after an on-air commentator stated that ‘every Indian should know Hindi as it is our mother tongue.’
The incident happened in the seventh over of Baroda’s second innings when one of the two commentators began saying: ‘I liked the fact that Sunil Gavaskar is commentating in Hindi and is giving his valuable in the same language. I also loved it that he called the dot ball as a ‘bindi’ ball.”
In response to which the other commentator Sushil Doshi said: “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 further added.
His comments kicked up a storm on social media with several fans challenging the stance taken by the commentators. What is also ridiculous that the two teams playing the match have their mother tongue as Kannada and Gujarati.
Viewers picked up the conversation and began sharing the video clip of the match with the exact audio of the commentators saying the controversial remarks.