Jul 31, 2023, 17:24 IST

Dinesh Karthik sends commentary team into a frenzy after his dig at Australians


Australia came into the final day of the final test match needing 249 runs to win. The Australian team has ended the fourth day on 135/0 before rain spoiled the action as the day was called off. This is the last test match for Stuart Broad who shocked everyone by deciding to call it a day after the final test. The 37 year old was given a guard of honour as he walked out to bat for the final time along with his great mate James Anderson. .

The story as it happened -

Discarded Indian stumper, Dinesh Karthik has been a fan favourite for his views in the English commentary panel. The 38 year old RCB wicket keeper batter is known for quick wit and humourous approach to commentary. 

During the finals day play Karthik had a funny go at the Australian former skipper duo of Ricky Ponting and Mark Taylor. The incident happened when Ponting and Taylor were discussing the chances for Australia to win the game and the series. 

Dinesh Karthik trolls Australian commentators- 

Hearing the Australian duo comment, Karthik was quick to have a go. Karthik said " The two Australian commentators here going Gaga over how well the Australians are going. Here is a moment, though, that happened a few ashes ago. Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey had put on a partnership of 127 before this happened. What happened after that, I think it's best Ricky explains. They lost the test and also the Ashes post that"

Mark Taylor at loss for words - 

Former Australia skipper Mark Taylor, was taken aback at this quick response as rest of the panel were laughing. Taylor was heard saying "Gee, have a bit of that. There you go, Dinesh Karthik has become an overnight Englishman, hasn't he "

Ricky Ponting later said " Just making sure he has a contract next year, isn't he? Locking himself in the SKY Box . good work DK"

Not the first time DK has trolled the Australians - 

Dinesh Karthik was part of the commentary panel during the four test Border - Gavaskar trophy earlier this year.  Dinesh Karthik had ticked off Mark Waugh with his little jibes so much so that Mark Waugh lost his cool more than once. The incidents happened during the Nagpur and Delhi test matches. 

Australia lose three in the morning session - 

Starting the day 135 for no loss, Australia lost three wickets in quick time. David Warner wax the first to go for 60 to Chris Woakes. Usman khawaja was out a run later when he became the second wicket for Woakes for 72. Mark Wood then got the wicket of Labuschagne for 13 as Travis Head and Steve Smith joined forces.