Dinesh Karthik & BCCI's Fight Was So Cute, We Think They Might've Been A Couple For Too Long
Regardless of how off-form of a batsman Dinesh Karthik was during the ICC World Cup 2019, you have got to agree that the Tamil Nadu cricketer is one of the most simple and likeable people of the Indian cricket team.
So when he committed a mistake, not even the Board of Control for Cricket in India, or the BCCI could stay mad at him for long and forgave him because he is a nice person at heart and you all know it too.
The Indian wicket-keeper batsman, DK is also the captain of the Indian Premier League franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders. During India's tour of the West Indies, the athlete was spotted inside the Trinbago Knight Riders dressing room, a Carribean Premier League team, alongside New Zealand legend Brendon McCullum, their coach.
As Karthik was on national duty and was under the central contract as a member of the Men in Blue and not as an IPL franchise player, he was ordered by the BCCI to come up with a showcause within seven days of the incident.
"There are certain protocols which need to be followed since he is an India player. He is centrally contracted and he can't be seen in the CPL dressing room without informing the BCCI and taking permission. He has seven days to reply to the notice," a functionary informed.
Within a couple of days, DK realised that what he did was wrong and apologised to the Indian cricket board and said that he will never do it again.
Dinesh Karthik Tenders 'Unconditional Apology' To BCCI For CPL Acthttps://t.co/uphP8d3Miqpic.twitter.com/Zd1NS29HMn— Nitish Saxena (@nitishh86) September 8, 2019
“Karthik realises the mistake as a contracted player of the BCCI and has apologised unconditionally. The IPL franchises will also be made to understand that such a scenario shouldn't arise in the future where Indian players are seen in foreign leagues without the permission of the BCCI,” the functionary explained.
On Monday, the board officially accepted the cricketer's apology and impressed by his loyalty, did not show the desire of punishing the player.
BCCI accepts Dinesh Karthik's apology for CPL appearance https://t.co/jnegu4NfSlpic.twitter.com/jzs6yBzoeD— prakash (@prakash_pal92) September 16, 2019
"The BCCI has accepted Dinesh Karthik's apology and the matter is now a closed chapter," a board official told PTI.
It felt like a classic long-term relationship fight during which a couple fights over a third party, one person apologises and their partner forgives them. If this isn't love, I don't know what is.