WTC Final: Blessed to be part of this match in whatever capacity – Dinesh Karthik on his commentary stint

Dinesh Karthik, one of the only two Indian commentators for the WTC final in England, has said that he was blessed to be part of this historic, though even in a different role.

Sunil Gavaskar (L) and Dinesh Karthik are the only two Indian commentators for the WTC final (Courtesy- Dinesh Karthik Instagram)


  • Dinesh Karthik is one of the only 2 Indian commentators for the World Test Championship final in England
  • It’s a blessing that I am able to be part of this match: Karthik
  • Karthik last represented India in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup vs New Zealand

India cricketer Dinesh Karthik, who is all set for his commentary duties during the historic ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand from June 18 in Southampton, has said that “he is blessed” to be part of the historic game, though in a different role.

Notably, the 36-year-old, is one of the two Indian commentators for the summit clash of the inaugural WTC. While Karthik will be commentating for Sky Sports, legendary Sunil Gavaskar will fulfill his commitments with Star Sports.

Dinesh Karthik was part of the commentary team during India’s home series against England. He made his debut in front of the mic for the official broadcasters of England and Wales Cricket Board.

The India wicketkeeper is currently in quarantine in the Serbian capital of Belgrade along with Sunil Gavaskar. The two cricketers will head to England before the World Test Championship final.

In an exclusive interview with Sports Today, Dinesh Karthik also expressed his excitement on spending time and having some meals with legendary Sunil Gavaskar.

“Very grateful, it’s a blessing that I am able to be part of this match in whatever front. I just saw the roster the other day, there are some of the legends of the game. Another legend, who will be sitting a couple of floors below is probably one of the greatest to have played the sport, Mr. Gavaskar. I spent some time with him, had some meals with him, I don’t know how many people are privileged enough to do that, I think I am very blessed, I am very thankful to god,” Karthik told on Sports Today.

Karthik, who was recently seen playing for Klkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the now-postponed IPL 2021, last represented India in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup versus New Zealand.

The Chennai-born might be seen leading the franchise in the resumed season of IPL 2021 if regular captain Eoin Morgan’s fails to make it to the UAE for the remaining fixtures.

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