Former Australia skipper Mark Waugh was concerned in a spat with out-of-favour India participant Dinesh Karthik on Sunday. Both the previous internationals — who’re a part of the official broadcaster’s commentary panel for the continuing Border-Gavaskar Trophy — differed with one another’s opinions. It all began with Waugh’s dissatisfaction with the sphere set by Australia skipper Pat Cummins in the course of the fourth innings of the second Test match between India and Australia in New Delhi. Back-to-back counter questions from Karthik to Waugh irked the Australian star earlier than he misplaced his cool and Sanjay Manjrekar needed to intervene to calm issues down.
Waugh opined that as an alternative of a deep level for Pujara, Cummins ought to have introduced the fielder nearer to the batter to pack the off facet.
To this, Karthik questioned: «So you are unhappy with the field. There is nobody for Rohit Sharma, you are okay with that. Would you do the same as a captain?»
Mark Waugh replied: » I am not talking about Rohit Sharma, he is a completely different player DK.»
«… We obviously think different.. but I want to pack that off side for Pujara, think there is a big chance of getting, squeezing one there,» Waugh mentioned.
«I want to pack that offside, have my point up, have the catching cover stay there… reasonable field,» he added
Karthik did not again off and mentioned: «Really, you don’t think he would have found the trap in that one. He had time.»
Annoyed by Karthik’s counter questions, Waugh mentioned: «I didn’t know this was a press conference. You are going to get one question per session, right?»
This is when Sanjay Manjrekar intervened to Waugh. «Okay, I am going to step in here,» mentioned the previous India cricketer and browse out the rating.
Talking in regards to the sport, India defeated Australia by six wickets within the Delhi Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead within the four-match collection. Chasing a goal of 115 within the fourth innings, the Rohit Sharma-led facet comfortably reached residence, because of Cheteshwar Pujara’s unbeaten 31.
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