London: As a player, he has played in many games for India. He played for India before MS Dhoni but could not get consistency in the team. Though he has not retired from the game, the Tamil Nadu native has been present in the commentary arena. Karthik shines as commentator in India-New Zealand World Test Championship final Karthik, who reached the commentary box during the ongoing one-day cricket series between England and Sri Lanka, made headlines with his shocking words to fans and players. Karthik’s parable of the batsmen using their teammate’s bat has now drawn criticism from fans. Karthik says that bats are like a neighbor’s wife. Most batsmen do not like their bats. Karthik said that they like someone else’s bat and they think they are good. Karthik’s mention on Twitter has gone viral. The reaction from the fans was mixed. Some have accused Karthik’s words of sexual harassment. Fans are also expecting more good things from Dinesh Karthik.
Earlier, Karthik’s commentary was well received. Commenting giant Harsha Bhogle and others praised Karthik’s commentary at the World Test Championships. Karthik, who is almost out of the national team, has not announced his retirement from international cricket. Meanwhile, he is active for Tamil Nadu and in the IPL.