Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik impressed one and all with his commentary skills and took no time to become a fan favourite. DK is a part of the the elite commentary panel for the ongoing World Test Championship final clash between the Indian cricket team and New Zealand cricket team.
Dinesh Karthik kickstarted his commentary stint alongside former England skipper Nasser Hussain and in no time, DK trolled the former England skipper with a hilarious comment.
Well, the whole incident started with Nasser Hussain talking about team India opener Rohit Sharma’s ability to pull some beautiful shots. Hussain then praised Hitman Sharma’s ability of playing the spinners equally well. He said: “Rohit is a great puller of the short ball. Uses his feet well against spin. Shows positive intent,”
However, DK was quick to pull the leg of his colleague behind the mic. He came up with a hilarious reply to the former England cricketer and trolled him by saying that his batting style was exactly opposite to what Rohit’s is. He said: ” yes, exactly the opposite of you,”
Fans on social media were impressed with the commentary of Dinesh Karthik and they loved how DK trolled Nasser Hussain. Fans have been showering praises on 36-year-old humorous style while commentating about the game.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Dinesh Karthik upping the commentary game, more importantly just get into direct points and at times cheeky as well. #INDvNZ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 19, 2021
Got to admit Dinesh Karthik is very refreshing in that commentary box#WTCFinal2021
— Anish Kumar Sahoo (@Anishkumarsahoo) June 19, 2021
Need a ten-minute segment during every day’s play when everyone in the commentary box just talks about Dinesh Karthik’s shirt game. #WTCFinal2021
— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) June 19, 2021
Dinesh Karthik sledging Nasser Hussain in the commentary box. GOLD! ?#INDvNZ
— S A T A N (@tweet2shanty) June 19, 2021
Nasser Hussain: Rohit is a great puller of the short ball. Uses his feet well against spin. Shows positive intent.
Dinesh Karthik: yes, exactly the opposite of you????
Absolute gold sledging in the commentary??
— D. (@brbwhatt) June 19, 2021
Dinesh Karthik the commentator .. Top of the lot .. brilliant !! ????
— Devansh Dhall (@Mr__Dev_D) June 19, 2021
#WTC2021Final #IndiaVsNewZealand #WTCFinal21 #dineshkarthik
Literally me to #ICC after seeing their decision to put Dinesh Karthik at the commentary box pic.twitter.com/FqOcO0DMab
— Debanshi Biswas (@BiswasDebanshi) June 19, 2021
Dinesh Karthik said “India has got more runs here in first 6 over than what they did in World Cup Semi-final” #INDvNZ #WorldTestChampionship #IndiaVsNewZealand #WTC2021
— Yajuvendra (@yajuvendra_) June 19, 2021
Meanwhile, ahead of the game, BCCI in a tweet confirmed that the members of team India are wearing a black armband to pay homeage to legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday night because of post COVID situation.