Live Cricket Score, Schedule, Latest News, Stats And Much More

  1. Home

Watch: Dinesh Karthik engages in hilarious banter with Ricky Ponting, Mark Taylor in commentary box

Since making his on-camera debut in 2021, Dinesh Karthik has been doing commentary in the UK. The seasoned India wicketkeeper's contributions to the match and his recent experience playing cricket have aided him in his work.

Karthik has succeeded in injecting humour into his analysis, turning into a well-liked commentator in England.

Ricky Ponting, a member of the broadcasting panel, was attacked by Dinesh Karthik on Day 4 of the fifth Ashes Test. a clip from the illustrious fifth Test of the 2009 Ashes series in England featuring Ricky Ponting's run-out.

Ponting's run-out during the fifth Test at The Oval was featured in a highlight video. Ponting, who was batting on 66 and had just added 127 runs to his total with Michael Hussey for the third wicket, was run out at the striker's end by a young Stuart Broad. Ponting was far from the crease at the striker's end thanks to Michael Hussey's hasty request for a single.

With Australia down to 217 for 2, Stuart Broad's performance shifted the tide in England's advantage as they were eventually bowled out for 348. Australia was given a challenging 546-run target. Broad, who took 5 wickets in the first innings to dismiss Australia for 160, was instrumental in England's drive to win the series.

At the conclusion of Day 3 of the Fifth Ashes 2023 Test, Stuart Broad announced his retirement from Test cricket.

Karthik attempted to tease Ponting with the infamous run-out, but the Australian veteran, who had Mark Taylor for company in the commentary box, returned the favour.


"The two Australian pundits in attendance are ecstatic about how well Australia is doing. However, this event occurred a few Ashes ago. Before this, Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey put on a partnership of 127.

The best person to explain what happened next, in my opinion, is Ricky. After then, they dropped the Test and the Ashes, according to Karthik.

Usman Khawaja and David Warner put up 136 runs for the first wicket and went to Stumps unbeaten on a rain-affected day in London, giving Australia a strong start in their pursuit of 384 runs.


With Taylor joining in on the fun, Ponting retaliated by claiming that Karthik had done enough to secure a one-year contract extension with the official broadcasters of England cricket.

"Have a little of that, there you go. Has Dinesh Karthik reverted to his honorary English identity all of a sudden? Taylor said.

"Isn't he just making sure he gets a contract for the next year? placing a lock on the Sky box. Ponting chimed in, "Good work DK," as the other two commentators all started to giggle.

Australia has been steadily pursuing the goal in the fifth Ashes Test despite rain delays. If successful, it would require the second-best performance from an Australian team, the second-best performance from England, and the eighth-highest successful fourth-innings chase in test history.
Additionally, this would be Australia's first complete victory on English soil in 22 years.