The Indian cricket team is currently in the middle of a 20-day break from the sport and have been allowed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to explore the United Kingdom, while adhering to the COVID-19 protocol set in place by the British government.
This means that some of the cricketers are now looking forward to attending Wimbledon, others are hoping to get their hands on a couple of Euro Cup tickets, while the rest may wish to do some sightseeing.View this post on Instagram
For Dinesh Karthik , however, the priority was to visit an English Saloon and get himself a fresh haircut. The cricketer-turned commentator therefore decided to visit a barber shop in the vicinity along with Team India all-rounder Washington Sundar, and ended up finding himself in a pretty awkward situation.
In a video recently shared by Sundar from his official Twitter handle, Karthik could be seen sitting in his seat motionlessly, while wearing a barber’s cape, a helpless smile on his face and his eyes looking around awkwardly.June 25, 2021
After watching the video, even the fans were wondering why Karthik’s smile looked as if he was crying on the inside.
Yoooo why does he look like he's internally crying!?!?!?!!!
Help 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/lv8gozf48R
Dk be like : ye mc jaldi kar na— अपराधी (@criminal_rn) June 25, 2021
— Aditya Borkar (@adityaB1996) June 25, 2021
In the recently concluded World Test Championship final, Karthik made a stunning debut as a commentator and ended up impressing the viewers from all over the world with his wit, information and knowledge of the game.
On the other hand, Sundar, who was selected for the Team India squad for the WTC and the upcoming five-match Test series against England, had to sit out as a reserve with the two all-rounder positions being filled by Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.View this post on Instagram
The 20-day break for the Men in Blue is expected to get over on 14th July when all of them will reunite in London to resume practice for the England series. Upon recent negotiations between BCCI secretary Jay Shah and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Virat Kohli and Co. will also get two warm-up matches at Durham ahead of the series. These will be intra-squad in nature, possibly keeping in mind the added risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus if playing against an external squad.