Dinesh Karthik: Debut 16 years ago, the world made fun of Dinesh Karthik, giving a befitting reply with the bat

New Delhi: After a strong performance for RCB in IPL 2022, people made fun of Dinesh Karthik when he said that he wants to play T20 World Cup for Team India. If someone cited age, then someone had told one season wonder, but DK did not lose heart. Now coming back after three years against South Africa, he has emerged as the main finisher of the team. The unworthy middle order mistakes are suppressed with his runs. Had DK not been there, India would not have been able to set a target of 170 runs in front of South Africa in the fourth match of Do or Die.

first international fifty

Dinesh Karthik was in that team when India played its first international match in 2006. Now even after 16 years he is with the team. The oldest player is beating the youth with his fitness. He scored 55 runs in 27 balls coming in adverse conditions. Scored the first half-century of his international career. Hit 9 fours and 2 sixes at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

DK The Finisher
Electing to bat after losing the toss, the Indian team had a poor start, as they scored 40 runs in 6.1 overs for the loss of three wickets. Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (5), Shreyas Iyer (4) and Ishan Kishan (27) were dismissed soon after. Captain Rishabh Pant (17) also could not do much. Four wickets had fallen for 81 runs. Dinesh Karthik supported Pandya at number six. There was a partnership of 65 runs in 33 balls between the two.

Scored 16 runs in an over
Karthik and Pandya scored 16 runs off the balls of Dwayne Pretorius, who came to the 18th over, to make India’s score 140 for four wickets. Karthik completed his first international T20 half-century in 26 balls by hitting a six off Pretorius, who came to bowl the 20th over, but on the next ball, Karthik was caught out after scoring 55 runs in 27 balls with the help of nine fours and two sixes. India scored 169 for the loss of six wickets.

Karthik started doing commentary

After the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019, all his doors in Team India were closed. But the spirit of doing something kept this player alive. During this he also did commentary. British broadcasters had declared his career over. But DK played domestic cricket. He took his team Tamil Nadu to the heights and then scored 330 runs in 16 innings in IPL 2022. A day before the match, he had said that, ‘I think I have been dropped many times and I always wanted to return to the Indian team.

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