Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik

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.

Here are some of top reaction:

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.

New Zealand line-up

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

India line-up

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

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