Harsha Bhogle publishes report referring to Dipika Pallikal as ‘Dinesh Karthik’s wife’ – Reuters


Commentator Harsha Bhogle called on a media outlet for mentioning squash player Dipika Pallikal as ‘Dinesh Karthik’s wife’ in the headline. Along with Saurav Ghosal and longtime teammate Joshna Chinappa, Dipika won the doubles and women’s doubles titles at the World Doubles Championships in Glasgow. He won the mixed doubles title with Ghosal, playing his first match since October 2018. Some time later, she repeated the same feat with Chinappa in the women’s doubles final. Harsha wrote that Dipika is a champion in her own right and hopes the post will change the title.

“Hey @ZeeNews, you want to change your title? It’s not fair to DipikaPallikal, who is a champion in her own right. I hope you will. Dinesh Karthik’s wife, Dipika Pallikal, leads India to the HISTORICAL World Squash Championship title in doubles. »

Internet users were divided on this issue. A few people said the post was fake, while others said it made sense since Dipika’s cricketer husband is more famous than her.

” Absolutely true. Using your partner’s name when writing about your achievements is something that has been around for a long time in sports, especially when it comes to women. It’s time for that to stop. »

“It is completely unnecessary to mention the name of the spouse when reporting on professional issues. »

“I probably knew Dipika Pallikal a lot more than Karthik because she and Joshana Chinnapa were the only internationally renowned squash torch bearers in India. I think he is one of the biggest sports icons in India. DK has not reached this position yet. »

“While I admit the title is wrong, in a country where most people don’t know the difference between tennis and badminton, thanks to DK she only knows Deepika and squash. This is unfortunate but also true. »

“Will they write ‘Dipika Pallikal’s husband won the IPL’? It’s not just about gender bias. Although the successes are much more important, it is also the step of motherhood treatment that is faced with other sports. A world championship is definitely more important than a national tournament. But this is not cricket. »

Last year, actress Priyanka Chopra harshly criticized a report calling herself ‘Nick Jonas’ wife’.

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