Dinesh Karthik with Sunil Gavaskar in Belgrade© Twitter
Indian drummer Dinesh Karthik is currently in Belgrade, en route to commentary in the final of the World Trial Championship and “The Hundred” tournament. Karthik shared a photo on his Twitter account with legendary Indian drummer Sunil Gavaskar, captioning “Dinner with the Legend!” While the post is two days old, the Kolkata Knight Riders reposted it on Thursday. Official broadcasters of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have signed on Karthik for commentary duties on their favorite project “The Hundred”. The inaugural edition of the tournament will run from July 22 to August 21. Before trying his hand at ‘Hundred’, Karthik is expected to be part of the commentary panel at the historic first World Trial Championship final to be played between India and New Zealand from June 18-22 in Southampton. .
The wicket-keeper drummer came out of solitary confinement in the Serbian capital of Belgrade with Sunil Gavaskar. Now they will travel to Southampton for their duties in the WTC Final.
Previously he was also on the commenting squad in India’s home white ball series against England but he did it from home and this time he will do it from the floor .
Following the ‘The Hundred’ tournament, the 34-year-old will travel to the United Arab Emirates for his field duties in the second phase of the Indian Premier League from 19 September.
He has accumulated 123 points with an average of 30.75 in the seven games he played in the first phase of the IPL 2021. KKR has lost five of his first seven games and to qualify and keep faith in his hand, the team must win six of the next seven games.
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