Former Indian cricketer Murali Kartik who now works a cricket commentator and presenter was severely roasted by trolls on Twitter for confusing Windies batsman Shai Hope with Shimron Hetmyer.
The former Indian left-arm spinner made this blunder during the second ODI between India and Windies which was played at Vizag. After the match, Kartik was taking an interview of Windies batsman Shai Hope. However, during the interview, the Indian commentator confused Hope for another Windies batsman Shimron Hetmyer.
Fortunately, the former spin bowler realized his mistake soon and corrected himself. But by then the damage was already been done and soon trolls started roasting Kartik on the social media.
Trolls highlight Kartik’s blunder on Twitter
Soon after the match got over, trolls started pointing out at Kartik’s blunder on Twitter.
— Shivnarayan (@shivnarayan01) October 24, 2018
Murali Kartik just called hope hetmeyer in the interview. Lmao. 😂 #INDvWI
— TCB 💭 (@TheCricketBrain) October 24, 2018
First the tie and then Murali Kartik calls Shai Hope 'Shimron Hetmyer' in the post-match flash interview. Wretched night for the West Indies. #INDvsWI
— Malay Desai (@MalayD) October 24, 2018
— Galfusica (@ShankyManu) October 24, 2018
— Pratyush Patra 🖊 (@KalamWalaBae) October 24, 2018
Second ODI ends in a tie
The duo of Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope between whom Murali kartik got confused were the architects of Windies’ stunning response to India’s total of 321 runs.
The pair laid the foundation for the chase by adding 143 runs for the fourth wicket. Shimron Hetmyer continued to trash Indian bowlers in the second consecutive match and raced to 94 runs off just 64 balls with the help of seven stunning sixes. However, he was undone by Yuzvendra Chahal in the 32nd over.
But Hope stood tall and anchored the chase till the end. He produced his second ODI hundred and then carved a boundary through point on the last ball of the innings to level the scores and to deny India the second win in as many games in this series.
The terrific effort by Shai Hope and Hetmyer has given something to cheer for to the Windies fans as Windies lost both the Tests heavily and the first ODI as well.