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Dinesh Karthik apologizes for controversial remarks on air

Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik made his commentary debut during the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. He did ever so well as a commentator and drew plaudits for his exceptional work at the commentary box.

Impressed by his work, even veteran commentator Harsha Bhogle lauded his commentary. However, Dinesh was on the receiving end when he came up with a controversial remark on air during the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka.

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The veteran who was on air for Sky Sports reflected on cricket willows and ended up using a controversial analogy to make his point. His words didn’t go well with the users as they slammed the cricketer on Twitter. Fans wanted the cricketer to issue an apology for his comment.

“Batsmen and not liking bats – they go hand in hand,” said Karthik. “Most of the batters don’t seem to like their bats. They either like another person’s bat or… bats are like a neighbour’s wife, they always feel better,” he added.

While some people really relished his commentary, there were others who hit out at the cricketer for his controversial comment. “Yo @DineshKarthik, we’re always excited to hear your voice in the background of good games and your analysis has been on point but you gotta do better than that misogynistic joke.

Perpetuates the same toxic masculinity that doesn’t need to exist in sport. A joke in poor taste!,” one user wrote. “why is everyone hailing Dinesh Karthik as a great commentator for his sexist and cringe comment comparing a married woman to a bat wtf is wrong with people????,” the other user wrote.

Dinesh Karthik apologises for his remark

Meanwhile, the 36-year-old himself issued an apology in the 20th over during the final ODI between England and Sri Lanka on Sunday. “From my side as well, I want to apologize for what happened last game. It’s definitely not what I intended.

It just got it all wrong. I want to apologize to everybody who heard that. I got a lot of stick from my mum and wife, actually, for saying that. It’s definitely not the right thing to say. I am really sorry for that, it shouldn’t happen again,” Karthik said on air.

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