Former India wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik, who is making his debut as a commentator, has made an instant impact on arrival. The 36-year-old kept no qualms about India’s poor performance against the same opposition (New Zealand) in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup which India lost. Now as India take on the Kiwis in the WTC Final, Karthik’s on-air comments went viral it has left fans impressed.
Karthik kicked-off his latest stint alongside former England skipper Nasser Hussain and in no time the wicketkeeper made a cheeky reference against his counterpart.
The incident started with Hussain talking about India opener Rohit Sharma's tendency to knock some beautiful pull shot. He then complimented the right-handed batsman's approach saying Rohit helps the team with the positive intent at the top.
“Rohit is a great puller of the short ball. Uses his feet well against spin. Shows positive intent,” said Hussain.
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Meanwhile, after the Day 1 was washed off due to the consistent rain in the Southampton, the skies are clear and the teams are taking on each other.
Tom Latham - Wicketkeeper batter
Devon Conway - Top order batter
Kane Williamson (c) - Top order batter
Ross Taylor - Middle order batter
Henry Nicholls - Top order batter
BJ Watling † - Wicketkeeper batter
Colin de Grandhomme - Allrounder
Tim Southee – Medium pace bowler
Kyle Jamieson – Fast Medium pace bowler
Neil Wagner – Fast bowler
Trent Boult – Fast bowler
Rohit Sharma - Top order batter
Shubman Gill - Opening batter
Cheteshwar Pujara - Top order batter
Virat Kohli (c) - Top order batter
Ajinkya Rahane - Top order batter
Rishabh Pant † Wicketkeeper batter
Ravindra Jadeja – Spin bowling allrounder
Ravichandran Ashwin – Spin bowling allrounder
Ishant Sharma - medium fast bowler
Mohammed Shami – Medium fast bowler
Jasprit Bumrah - Fast bowler