Commentator Dinesh Karthik issues apologies for his sexist remarks on the neighbour’s wife.
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and commentator Dinesh Karthik on Sunday issued his heartfelt apologies for his on-air remarks making a comparison between bat and neighbour’s wife. The cricketer faced a severe backlash for his on-air comments during the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka that went viral on social media.
Karthik was loved by the whole cricket fraternity in his new role as a commentator. He commentated in the all-important ICC World Test Championship final and became an instant hit for his spot-on pick of wordings and fine style.
“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,” the former KKR captain had said during the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka.
Following the statement, Karthik received strong criticism and three days after he came up with the apologies on the same platform. During the ongoing third ODI between England and Sri Lanka, he apologised to all the people who got offended.
“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,” he said.
“I am really sorry that it shouldn’t happen again,” he further added.
Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Gavaskar were the only Indian commentators in Sky Sports English commentary panel for the marquee ICC World Test Championship final between New Zealand and India.
He won the hearts of millions of cricket viewers and got a lot of praise from fans, experts and even cricketers.