ICC WTC Final: Dinesh Karthik receives praise from Twitteratis for cheeky commentary in World Test Championship final – India cricketer Dinesh Karthik, who is one of the two Indian commentators in the final of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand, made his presence felt on Day 1 of the match with his cheeky commentary. He also involved in a funny banter with former England captain Nasser Hussain and Twitteratis started reacting to his style of commentary.
Dinesh said, “India got more runs here in the first six over than what they did in the 2019 World Cup Semifinal.”
India faced New Zealand in the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup which was also a rain-affected game as is the WTC Final. Karthik was part of India’s team that lost the semifinal.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Karthik’s commentary.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 19, 2021
Nasser Hussain when Dinesh Karthik sledges him in Comms: pic.twitter.com/b0KOoIiOZB
— Hemant Kumar 🎬 (@SportsCuppa) June 19, 2021
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) June 19, 2021
Dinesh Karthik just walks into the comms box and just starts bossing the game. pic.twitter.com/vFKDKuWoz8
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) June 19, 2021
When you hear Dinesh Karthik and not Murali Kartik. pic.twitter.com/xMfsOhryai
— Abijit Ganguly (@AbijitG) 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. pic.twitter.com/7g24xc3MZZ
— Arjun Darji (@ArjunDarji8) June 19, 2021
After joining the Sky Sports commentary panel for the India-England series and already being finalised for the England & Wales Cricket Board’s much-hyped upcoming league, The Hundred, Karthik joined the commentary panel of the World Test Championship Final too.
Earlier, Incessant rain saw the opening day’s play in the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl being called off without a ball being bowled on Friday.
Meanwhile, New Zealand won the toss and opted to field first as India openers put fifty runs opening stand.