Gavaskar made the comment after Hetmyer, who returned to the playing XI after spending time with his wife for the birth of their child, came out to bat after the loss of five wickets with RR chasing 151 runs against Chennai Super Kings on Friday.
Gavaskar, sitting at the commentary box, said: “Hetmyer’s wife delivered, will Hetmyer deliver for the Royals now?”
This statement did not go down well with twitterati, who blasted the former India skipper for his unsavoury remark.
Hetmyer was blessed with a baby boy on May 10.
After the birth of his child, Hetmyer returned to India and joined the RR squad.
Sunil Gavaskar said, “Shimron Hetmyer’s wife has delivered, will he deliver now for the Royals”.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) 1653066953000
Sunil Gavaskar should not be a commentator. Period.
— Siddhant Bhatter (@bhatterboy) 1653068338000
Sunil gavaskar has overtaken Sanjay manjrekar as the worst commentator ever. Verbal diarrhoea
— Akshat Singh (@taufromthegaon) 1652980967000
Sunil Gavaskar is so embarrassing!!! I don’t want to listen to the “he’s one of the greats of the game, respect… https://t.co/SVx4eu3EDw
— Aani 🦦 (@wigglyywhoops) 1653067916000
There must be better commentators than Sunil Gavaskar. #BanSunilGavaskarFromCommentating
— Deep Mistry (@deep_mistry1899) 1653067604000