“Bats Are Like Neighbour’s Wife”: Dinesh Karthik Criticised For Sexist Comment, Watch

Former Indian stumper Dinesh Karthik debuted as a commentator in the recently concluded WTC (World Test Championship) final. However, during the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka at the Oval in London, he came up with a questionable analogy at the panel where he compared cricket bats with wives.

As per a report in News18, the 36-year-old was trying to explain how many batsmen don’t like their own bats, and find others’ equipment more reliable. But he dug a hole for himself when he stated this through a misogynistic analogy saying, “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… Bats are like a neighbor’s wife. They always feel better.”

Check it out:

Needless to say, fans were left irked at his sexist comment:

1. Wonder how his wife feels about the comment.

2. People said it was in poor taste, and one user remarked that it felt like a cringe WhatApp joke.


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3. Another disappointed fan pointed out how such comments should not have a place in sports as they promote toxic masculinity.

4. Do you think he should apologize for the same?

5. Some users think that it’s a dig at his own past.

6. English cricketer-turned-broadcaster Isabelle Westbury also weighed in, referencing his current wife.

What do you think of Dinesh Karthik’s comment? Share your opinion in the comments section.

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