The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s differences with India Test skipper Virat Kohli have become the talk of the town.
After Kohli called out the lies of the BCCI chief during a press conference before leaving for the South Africa tour, the former India skipper has been facing a lot of criticism.
However, that was not the only reason why he has been slammed online in the last few days. Last week, he faced fury on social networking sites after an old video of his went viral which showed him saying that “girls don’t need to play cricket”.
Seems like Ganguly’s tryst with controversies is not going to end anytime soon because he keeps finding new ways to infuriate people, either through his words or actions.
The 49-year-old former cricketer has found himself in troubled waters after passing a casually sexist remark about women while answering questions during a private event in Gurgaon held on Saturday.
The BCCI boss was asked about how he deals with the stress in his life but instead of taking this question seriously, he treated it as a joke and gave a rather lame answer, which was very misogynistic in nature.
“There is no stress in life. Only wife and girlfriend give stress,” Ganguly replied.
Ganguly’s answer clearly shows how casual sexism is deeply engraved in the minds of the Indian masses. The fact that for some people it was nothing but a light-hearted joke highlights what’s wrong with Indian society.
Not only was this answer sexist in nature but also showed what Ganguly thought of women in general. To those arguing that it was a mere joke and should be treated as nothing but that, don’t forget that this was not the first time he had given such a misogynistic statement.
During an old interview, while answering how he would react if his daughter told him that she wanted to play cricket, Ganguly had said: “Ami Sana ke baaron korbo. Meyedar cricket khelaar dorkaar nei (I’ll ask Sana not to because girls don’t need to play cricket).”
Ganguly’s comments have not gone down well with the fans on social media and they fumed at the Indian batting legend and called out his misogyny.
Who agrees with Dada? 😅 pic.twitter.com/KAL49bd0AB— Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) December 19, 2021
@SGanguly99 this is casual sexism. Even if you are trying to joke it is sexist, non-comical and belittling a gender. Wish you retract this statement since you are a person of certain stature, position and responsibility. @BCCI @BCCIWomen— Harish (@harish_s19) December 19, 2021
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