Dinesh Karthik is a household name in Indian cricket, having been there for the team and serving the nation on the sports front for years. Dinesh Karthik is still a player and has started a small side business if people might understand that. Karthik has started to commentate cricket matches and has been involved with […]
Dinesh Karthik is a household name in Indian cricket, having been there for the team and serving the nation on the sports front for years. Dinesh Karthik is still a player and has started a small side business if people might understand that. Karthik has started to commentate cricket matches and has been involved with Sunil Gavaskar, Harsha Bhogle, who are household names in the commentary box. He has already been engaged in a bit of controversy, and he has apologized now for it.
Karthik made his commentary debut last month in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand. He was applauded by many commentators and fans worldwide for his brilliant commentary during the game. Karthik was also trending on Twitter and other social media platforms during the duration of the test match. He was giving weather updates to all the fans eager to see test match cricket. Karthik’s timely weather analysis combined with his excellent commentary skills made him a fan favourite throughout the test match. He was joined by Harsh BHogle and Sunil Gavaskar, amongst others, in the English commentary box. After the test match, he stayed in England and was part of the commentary team for the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka. He made a very controversial comment on air which went viral and has been the talk of the town since then. He said, “Batsmen and not liking bats, they go hand in hand. Most of the batters don’t seem to like their bats. They either like another person’s bat. Bats are like a neighbour’s wife. They always feel better.” These statements were taken fondly as a joke by some fans, but some fans were highly outraged because of the sexist nature of this comment.
Karthik apologized on air during the first innings of the third ODI between England and Sri Lanka. He said he shouldn’t have said what he had said and is sincerely sorry for his remarks. Karthik added that he got a lot of stick from his wife and his mum for such comments and will make sure he doesn’t make such a mistake again. It is good to see people apologizing for their mistakes, and everyone can move past this incident.