Twitter expresses anguish over Dinesh Karthik's abysmal outings

Twitter expresses anguish over Dinesh Karthik’s abysmal outings

Karthik failed to impress in either innings of the ongoing Test against England.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

From being a few millimeters away from victory in the first Test against England at Edgbaston to staring at rock bottom in the second Test at Lord’s, India has done it all. The worst part of it all has been the lackluster batting efforts from the Virat Kohli-led side and fans aren’t taking that all too well. Recently, Dinesh Karthik was at the receiving end of the fury from Twitter.

Although the Lord’s Test match has been essentially a soggy affair owing to the pouring rain that led to the entire first day of the Test being abandoned without a single ball being bowled, England have had the upper hand at almost all times. With India staring at an innings defeat, critics and cricket lovers have not spared the team and rightly pointed out their faults on social media.

Dinesh Karthik fails to impress

Having won the toss, England had put in India to bat first and the Indian innings was never able to gather momentum from the word ‘go’. Wickets fell at regular intervals as the Indian top order crumbled under the unsparing attack from the English pacers in the form of James Anderson and Chris Woakes. Wicketkeeper-batsman, Dinesh Karthik is one player who’d been the semblance of hope for many spectators.

However, Karthik failed to impress in either innings. In the first innings, he was dismissed after having played just 3 deliveries for a single run by a terrific delivery from young Sam Curran. While this might’ve made many expect a more responsible performance from the middle-order batsman in the second innings, Karthik was once again given an LBW dismissal for a golden duck off the bowling of Stuart Broad.

Before rain intervened yet again, India were left stranded at a sorrowful figure of 66-6 with a mammoth trail of 223 runs looming over their heads. Tweet after tweet poured in subsequently, bashing Karthik for his abysmal batting performances. With Kohli dismissed in just the previous delivery, the keeper’s shot selection was criticized by many, with a few even going far enough to term this as the “end of his career”.

Here’s what Twitter had to say about Karthik’s dismissal