American sitcom The Big Bang Theory is caught in the eye of a storm after a joke on Indian cricket stars went wrong. Episode 7 from season 11 featured lead characters Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard Wolowitz (Simon Welberg) watching a cricket match a bar, when a conversation between the two took Indian fans by surprise and latter into anguish. The players mentioned in the episode were Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 1938 Ashes and Alfred Hitchcock


The below is the transcript of the duo’s conversation.

Howard: I don’t get how you can enjoy cricket, it makes no sense!

Rajesh: That’s Ravichandran Ashwin, he is amazing. He makes Hardik Pandya look like Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Howard: Wooah, wooah, wooah! Save syllables for the rest of us.

All this banter did not go down well with Indian cricket fans and they as usual took on Twitter to express their anger and discontent. It will be of interest to see if BBT still holds command over Indian audiences after hurting their sentiments.