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'Bats Are Like a Neighbour’s Wife': Dinesh Karthik During Second ODI Between England & Sri Lanka

Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik

India wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik is in England as a broadcaster, and he is making it count there. After commentating in the WTC final, he is part of the Sky Sports panel for the England and Sri Lanka series as well, where has come up with a few epic one-liners. Till now he has left the likes of Nasser Hussain and Harsha Bhogle wowed.

India wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik is in England as a broadcaster, and he is making it count there. After commentating in the WTC final, he is part of the Sky Sports panel for the England and Sri Lanka series as well, where has come up with a few epic one-liners. Till now he has left the likes of Nasser Hussain and Harsha Bhogle wowed.

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During the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka, Karthik came up with a hilarious comment on the bat. “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, or…” Karthik was quoted as saying. “Bats are like a neighbour’s wife. They always feel better,” he added.

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first published:July 02, 2021, 11:55 IST