Recently, Mark Waugh, the Australian cricket legend turned commentator, snapped at his Indian counterpart Dinesh Karthik.
This happened on day three of the Australia vs India test match for the Border-Gavaskar series.
57-year-old Waugh, who is part of as Star Sports’ commentary team, was asked a series of questions about Australia’s field placings by Karthik.
Earlier, Waigh had said: “I’m astounded at this field, honestly. I cannot believe you would not have a silly mid off. You’ve got 100 something runs on the board, you’ve got Pujara who is struggling for runs, he does pad the ball away a lot on the off side. Surely you can have a bat pad off side.”
Karthik: “I know you’re not happy with the field set, let’s go – what are you talking about?”
Waugh: “I want a bat pad off-side and I want my point up and sort of a coaching cover, that can stay there, that would be a reasonable field.”
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Karthik: “Mark, if you had the point up that ball probably would have gone to the boundary.”
Waugh: “If you had point up, it would have gone straight to him in the circle.”
Karthik: “You don’t think he would have found the gap on that one? He had time.”
Waugh: “We obviously think different but if I’m playing against Pujara, I want a bat-pad off-side because I think he’s a big chance of squeezing one out there.”
Karthik: “But there’s not for Rohit Sharma, not talking about that?”
Waugh: “We’re not talking about Rohit Sharma. he’s a completely different player DK.”
Karthik: “So you’re happy with the field? There’s nobody for Rohit Sharma, you’re okay with that? You’d do the same as a captain?”
Waugh: “I didn’t know this was a press conference.”
Karthik: “It’s a bit of banter.”
Waugh: “I’m going to limit your questions per session, you’re going to get one question right? No more.”
Cricket lovers took to Twitter to highlight how everyone could see the tension building in the above exchange. Some even pointed out that Mark Waugh was definitely ‘struggling to keep his cool’ live on air.