Dinesh Karthik has been in the spotlight since the WTC final for his refresh commentating skills and classy t-shirts. The Indian veteran is currently a part of the commentary panel for Sky Sports in England’s three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka that the hosts are leading 2-0. But a comment during the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka has landed DK in trouble.
Bats are like neighbours’ wife, always feel better: DK
During England’s run-chase, Karthik, who was in the commentary box, made a comment on batsmen and their love-hate relationship with their bats.
“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, or…” Karthik was quoted as saying. “Bats are like a neighbour’s wife. They always feel better,” he added.
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While some Twitter fans took it in a fun way, many Twitter users were not happy with the remark and termed it as “Sexist”.
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Meanwhile, in the game, England registered a comfortable win with eight wickets in hand. Sam Curran’s five-wicket haul restricted the visitors to 241/9. Dhananjaya de Silva was the top scorer for Sri Lanka with a run-a-ball 91.