'Exactly opposite to you' - Dinesh Karthik sledges Nasser Hussain in comm box, wins the internet on Day 2 of WTC Final

‘Exactly opposite to you’ – Dinesh Karthik sledges Nasser Hussain in comm box, wins the internet on Day 2 of WTC Final

Karthik is one of the two Indians among the commentary panel for the WTC Final.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rain gods finally relented and the inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand commenced on Saturday. While India didn’t make any changes to their playing XI announced a couple of days ago, the Kiwis opted not to include a spinner and went with an all pace attack preferring Colin de Grandhomme.

After being put in to bat first, the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started impressively to survive, rather score positively, in the first hour of play. However, off the field another Indian has been trending while doing commentary and he is none other than Dinesh Karthik.

Karthik was the part of the first commentary panel that called the match for the first six overs alongside Nasser Hussain. The latter was talking about Rohit Sharma being extremely good at pull shot which he plays off the short ball. He also lauded the Indian opener for playing spin well and also bringing his positive intent at the top of the order for the team.

“Rohit is a great puller of the short ball. Uses his feet well against spin. Shows positive intent,” Hussain said while on commentary. However, Dinesh Karthik was quick on his feet to pull the leg of his colleague behind the mic. He hilariously trolled Hussain saying that Hussain’s batting style was exactly opposite to what Rohit’s is. ” yes, exactly the opposite of you,” Karthik cheekily said in response.

Twitter impressed with Karthik’s humour on commentary

The cricket fans have been astutely following Dinesh Karthik’s commentary and they loved what he did to Nasser Hussain. They praised the 36-year-old’s humorous style while commentating about the game. Interestingly, Karthik also pointed out that India scored more runs in the WTC Final in the first six overs compared to the World Cup 2019 semi-final against New Zealand.

The Men in Blue had got off to a dreaded start against the swing bowling of Tim Southee and Trent Boult. But this time around, they look prepared and have staved off the Kiwi pacers so far.

Here are some of the tweets: