The final match of the World Test Championship which is being played between India and New Zealand has been marred by rain in a big manner. While no play took place on the day 1 of the test match due to rain, the same thing seems to be happening on the fourth day as well. Though the International Cricket Council has kept a reserve day for the WTC final but organizing such an important match on this venue in the month of June was not a good decision in first place.
While the Indian cricketers are hoping to go on the ground and play some cricket, the Indian cricket lovers are hoping for the match to start so that they not only see their favourite cricketers play but listen to Dinesh Karthik’s commentary as well.
The Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik made his debut in the commentary with the WTC final and going by the reactions on Twitter, we can say that he has made a big impact with the mic. DK is not only giving great insights to the viewers but he is also indulging in cheeky banter with his fellow commentators; for eg, when Nasser Hussain talked about Rohit Sharma and praised him by saying that Hitman is a great puller of the short ball, displays positive intent and uses his feet in a good manner against spinners, the vice-captain of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders took a jibe at Nasser Hussain by saying, “Yes, exactly the opposite of you”.
Netizens have showered love and praises on Dinesh Karthik for his amazing commentary and here are some of the selected reactions:
Very impressed with @DineshKarthik's debut in the commentary box.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 19, 2021
Looks like someone can say this line in the comm box and set twitter on fire, the line being,
— WV Raman (@wvraman) June 20, 2021
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) June 19, 2021
Another highlight for me has been @DineshKarthik in the commentary box. Excellent analysis and insights. Loved it.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) June 19, 2021
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) June 19, 2021
Enjoying @DineshKarthik in the commentary box , breath of fresh air , happy soul . Very important for these times . Well done mate 🤗
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) June 19, 2021
Find of the match so far @DineshKarthik in the commentary box. Easy on the ear, informative, thoroughly engaging
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 19, 2021
Dinesh Karthik just walks into the comms box and just starts bossing the game. pic.twitter.com/vFKDKuWoz8
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) June 19, 2021
Dinesh Karthik upping the commentary game, more importantly just get into direct points and at times cheeky as well. #INDvNZ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 19, 2021
When @DineshKarthik & I sat to discuss his foray into TV, the 1st thing he said was, ‘I can’t be an also ran’ he took classes, did mocks, spoke to many who have done it, was ready to take feedback and work on it. No doubt he is adored. proud of you. #ICCWTCFinal @StarSportsIndia
— Wear Mask Stay Home Stay Safe (@cricketbalaji1) June 19, 2021
When Dinesh Karthik explains things, you love to hear. Gotta love and appreciate the way he's been commentating in the WTC final, absolutely brilliant.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 20, 2021
— Shaurya Prakash Singh (@ShauryaPrakas13) June 21, 2021
Very very impressed with your commentary @DineshKarthik, India has got a new commentator, Switch from Hindi to English just for you👏 @cricketaakash @jatinsapru #WTCFinal #INDvsNZ @DisneyPlusHS pic.twitter.com/fPcCobbVd7
— Mohsin Khan (@khanmak666) June 20, 2021
Naseer Hussain in 2011 said Indian fielders 'Donkeys' during commentary.
Dinesh Karthik sledging him in the comm box and look like him donkey. DK has taken it seriously #WTC21#INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/jgJGUfsumb
— Mahendra Pratap Singh Yadav (@Mahendra1245) June 19, 2021
— Anshuman (@Anshuman84m2) June 19, 2021
As far as the match is concerned, while India managed 217 in their first innings, the New Zealand team had scored 101/2 at the end of the Day 3.
On Monday which is the fourth day of the test match, Dinesh Karthik who has already earned the nickname of “Weatherman” has posted a tweet with a photo from Southampton and written that it does not look great at the moment. It is being said that as per the weather forecast, it may rain the whole day on Monday because of which no play may take place.
Not great atm 🤕 pic.twitter.com/8Cf9tOvNlw
— DK (@DineshKarthik) June 21, 2021
Are you also enjoying DK’s commentary? Don’t you think that he is just nailing the commentary game?