During a break in the game, the broadcaster started showing aerial shots of the Marine Drive, which is also known as the “Queen’s Necklace”. Gavaskar, who was on air, made a reference about the priceless diamond saying,”We are still awaiting the Kohinoor diamond.”
Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar is known for his astute analysis of the game and ability to call a spade a spade on commentary. Gavaskar is also known for his great sense of humour and that was on display during the IPL as he jokingly asked English commentator Alan Wilkins about the Kohinoor diamond during the match between Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants.
During a break in the game, the broadcaster started showing aerial shots of the Marine Drive, which is also known as the “Queen’s Necklace”. Gavaskar, who was on air, made a reference about the priceless diamond saying, “We are still awaiting the Kohinoor diamond.”
This left both Gavaskar and Wilkins laughing as the duo enjoyed the banter. Wilkins said that he knew Gavaskar was going to talk about the Kohinoor. The former India captain went on and asked Wilkins if he could use any special influence to ask the British government to return the diamond to India.
Watch: Sunil Gavaskar asks Alan Wilkins to ask the “British government to return the Kohinoor”
The Kohinoor is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world and is said to have been mined in India and is currently set in the crown of the Queen Mother of Britain.
Gavaskar’s reference to the priceless diamond left Indian cricket fans talking about it on social media. Here are a few tweets on it.