On Thursday, Tamil Nadu experienced their first loss in their first Ranji Trophy game of the season against Karnataka by 26 runs in Dindigul. They recently lost to Karnataka by a solitary run in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Surat. Dinesh Karthik, the experienced Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper who was the captain of his state in the T20 tournament, had an ugly experience after the game was finished. he was seen exchanging words with the captain of Karnataka, Karun Nair, and it took an ugly turn till Karnataka coaches S Arvind and Yere Goud intervened the scene.
As per the report in Deccan Herald, Dines Karthik was upset with the Karnataka players’ conduct, as they were appealing excessively, said Tamil Nadu captain Vijay Shankar. The veteran was not happy with the way the Karnataka payers were behaving.
Shankar also said that these things are common in Tamil Nadu-Karnataka games. “We should be surprised if it doesn’t happen,” he was quoted as saying by Herald. “It was the way they behaved(that irked Karthik). It could also be excessive appealing. Look he is a senior player but sometimes it triggers us. At the end of the day, you need to move on,” he added.
Karthik had scored a hundred (113 off 235 balls) in the first innings to take his team close to the opponents’ 336. However, Tamil Nadu fell 29 runs short of Karnataka’s first-innings total before Krishnappa Gowtham’s 8 for 60 in their chase to get bowled out for 154. Gowtham hit a fifty in the first innings and took 14 wickets in the game and named as the man of the match.
On the other hand, senior player Murali Vijay was fined 10 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent. Tamil Nadu players also resorted for the mild sledging against Karnataka batsmen in both the innings of the game.