‘Oh no, it was Gillespie’ – Dinesh Karthik corrects on-air mistake as Twitter user points out


Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India cricketer and broadcaster Dinesh Karthik made an error while commenting during the first Test between India and Australia in Nagpur. While talking about his debut Test match, Karthik recalled that he hit two boundaries off Michael Kasprowicz’s bowling, however, a Twitter user corrected him that it was Jason Gillespie he smashed two boundaries against.

Karthik could score only 10 runs in that game before Kasprowicz got the better of him. In the second innings, the now 37-year-old could score only four but that did not bother India much the Rahul Dravid-led side defeated Australia by 13 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

“No @DineshKarthik , both of your boundaries in your first ever inning came against Gillespie and not Kasprowicz, as you reminisced in the comm box. Very interestingly, the man in the commentary box then was @sanjaymanjrekar,” the Twitter user pointed out.

“Oh no , it was Gillespie . That’s right,” Karthik responded.

India in driver’s seat after Day 2

Meanwhile, after bowling Australia out for just 177 runs, Indian batters have dominated so far in the first Test. Skipper Rohit Sharma led by example and became the first Indian skipper to score a century in all three formats of the game. The Mumbai-born cricketer scored 120 to take India to a healthy position after Day 2.

After he was dismissed, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel took care of the business as both cricketers hit a half-century and remained unbeaten at the end of day’s play. After picking a fifer with the ball, Jadeja scored has scored an unbeaten 66 off 170 while Axar is batting on 52.

Courtesy of their impactful innings, India have posted 321 runs on board at the end of Day 2. Meanwhile, young off-spinner Todd Murphy was sensational as he picked a fifer as well and dismissed some of the key batters in the form of KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. 

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