Dinesh Karthik says sorry for commenting, “bats are like neighbour’s wife”

Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman has being criticised on social media for his sexist comments on air during the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka on Thursday. After being criticised, he apologizes on-air on Sunday. He has become a new on-air commentator during the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand last month.

Dinesh Karthik received much flak on Twitter for drawing comparisons between bats and neighbour’s wife during Sri Lanka’s white-ball tour of England. He 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.” After three days, he returned to the Sky Sports commentary box for the third ODI and apologizes on the same platform for his comment.


The former KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) captain said, “I want to apologize for what happened last game. It’s not really what I intended. I just got it all wrong. I apologize to everybody. It’s definitely not the right thing to say. I got a lot of stick from my wife and my mom for saying that. I am sorry that it shouldn’t happen again.”