Dinesh Karthik has become a fan favourite as a commentator. Having impressed everyone with his communication skills during the ICC World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, Karthik has continued to stump the viewers as a commentator in the England vs Sri Lanka ODI series.
During the second one-day international between Sri Lanka and England, Karthik spoke about players’ need to change bats based on circumstances in the game.
He drew similarities between the bat of a rival player and the neighbour’s wife. “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 could be heard as saying in the commentary box. “Bats are like a neighbour’s wife. They always feel better.”
As for the game, England defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets to go 2-0 up in the series. While Joe Root scored the second consecutive fifty of the series, skipper Morgan hit an 83-ball 75. Chasing 242 runs to win, England won the game easily with 7 overs to spare.