Dinesh Karthik issued a swift apology after making a controversial remark during one of the ODI matches between England and Sri Lanka. The Indian player had impressed everyone with his commentary style in the finale of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand. Continuing his stint in England, he once again hogged the limelight but for all the wrong reasons.
He compared the bat of a rival player to a neighbours wife. After his comments were not taken lightly by the fans, he issued an unconditional apology.
“I want to apologise for what happened last game. It’s not really what I intended. I just got it all wrong. I apologise to everybody. It’s definitely not the right thing to say. I got a lot of stick from my wife and my mum for saying that,” Karthik said when the Indian cricketer resumed his commentary duties for the 3rd One Day International (ODI) between England and Sri Lanka. “I am really sorry that it shouldn’t happen again,” the former KKR skipper added.
The wicket-keeper batsman was speaking about players’ habit of changing their bats during the course of a match. “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,” Karthik had said.