Indian Cricketer Dinesh Karthik Apologises For Sexist Comment During Commentary

Indian Cricketer Dinesh Karthik Apologises For Sexist Comment During Commentary

Karthik, currently in England for commentary duties, said “Batsmen and not liking bats, they go hand in hand. Most of the batters don’t seem to like their bats. They either like another person’s bat. Bats are like a neighbour’s wife. They always feel better,”

Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik on Sunday apologized for the sexist comments which he made on air during the second ODI between Sri Lanka and England. He had made comparisons between cricket bats and “neighbour’s wife” on Thursday.

Karthik, currently in England for commentary duties, said “Batsmen and not liking bats, they go hand in hand. Most of the batters don’t seem to like their bats. They either like another person’s bat. Bats are like a neighbour’s wife. They always feel better,”

The remarks of the former KKR skipper drew heavy criticism on social media with many users asking Karthik to be taken off-air, be barred from commentary and apologise immediately.

“I want to apologise for what happened last game. It’s not really what I intended. I just got it all wrong. I apologise to everybody. It’s definitely not the right thing to say,” Karthik said.

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“I am really sorry that it shouldn’t happen again. I got a lot of stick from my wife and my mum for saying that,” he added.

Karthik also commentated on the recently concluded WTC final. The wicket-keeper batsman along with former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar was part of the English commentary team.


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