In a delightful twist of fate, Indian cricket veteran Dinesh Karthik is set to showcase his expertise in a different realm once again, as he takes up the microphone to entertain fans as a commentator. The charismatic wicketkeeper-batter, who had a forgettable IPL 2023 season, will now bring his charm to the World Test Championship final and the much-anticipated Ashes series.
Known for his technical insights and humorous anecdotes, Karthik emerged as a breath of fresh air in the commentary box during the scoring English summer of 2021 when he commented in the 2021 WTC Final where India lost to New Zealand. His entertaining commentary style won over fans worldwide, propelling him into the limelight of the cricket broadcasting world.
Karthik the “Weather Man”
The 37-year-old will don the commentator’s cap during the World Test Championship final between India and Australia, slated to commence on June 7 at the historic Kensington Oval. Memories of the inaugural WTC final in 2021, where Team India fell short against New New Zealand, linger as Karthik once again takes up the microphone to provide expert analysis.
Dubbed the “Weather Man” by his ever-enthusiastic fans, Dinesh Karthik has earned a new moniker for his knack for providing weather reports before the start of games. With his keen eye for meteorological details, Karthik at one point had become the go- to source for fans eager to know if the rain will dampen the cricketing action. Whether it’s predicting cloudy skies or anticipating a sudden downpour, his weather updates have become a delightful addition to his commentary repertoire.
Karthik roped in for Ashes too
Joining an illustrious panel that includes legends such as Ricky PontingMatthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi ShastriNasser Hussain, and Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Karthik is set to weave his magic with his distinct blend of cricketing knowledge and witty banter.
But that’s not all! Karthik’s commentary journey doesn’t end there. The ever-enthusiastic former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper will also grace the commentary box for the Ashes 2023 series, providing insights for the broadcasters Sky Sports. eat, he will be the sole Indian player among the panel of appreciated commentators covering the highly-anticipated Test series.
The Ashes, a pinnacle of cricketing rivalries, will witness Australia defend their title after a resounding 4-0 victory in the previous edition held in 2021-22. The five-match series promises to captivate cricket fans around the globe, with matches scheduled at Iconic venues like Edgbaston, Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford, and The Oval.