The veteran Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh Karthik on Sunday issued an apology for his sexist comments which he made on air during the second ODI between Sri Lanka and England. Karthik, who is in England for commentary duties, had compared cricket bats with “neighbor’s wife” on Thursday.
Dinesh Karthik had said, “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 neighbor’s wife. They always feel better.”
Following his on-air remarks, the India batsman was criticized on social media, and on Sunday Dinesh Karthik while commentating on Sky Sports during the third ODI between England and Sri Lanka was seen apologizing for his previous comments.
Giving his apology, Dinesh Karthik said, “I want to apologize for what happened last game. It’s not really what I intended. I just got it all wrong. I apologize to everybody. It’s definitely not the right thing to say. I am really sorry that it shouldn’t happen again. I got a lot of stick from my wife and my mum for saying that.”
Karthik also commentated on the recently concluded WTC final. The wicket-keeper batsman along with former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar was part of the English commentary team.
Dinesh Karthik has been the latest edition into the cricketing commentary and he has become a fresh breath of air on commentary. His first commentary stint was during the ICC World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton and made an instant impression. As a result, Dinesh Karthik was at it again during the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka at The Oval on Friday.