In the fourth T20I in Rajkot, which India won by 82 runs, Dinesh Karthik crushed 55 from 27 balls and shortly after his stroke, an old chat between the wicketkeeper and Rohit Sharma surfaced on social media.
Dinesh Karthik’s stellar campaign with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) saw him make a comeback to the national squad and the 37-year-old wicketkeeper batter made his chance count. With a stroke rate of 158.62, Karthik has amassed 92 runs so far, hitting eleven 4’s and four 6’s and playing the role of the finisher quite brilliantly.
In fact in the fourth T20I at Rajkot, which India won by 82 runs, Karthik hit 55 from 27 balls and shortly after his knock, an old chat between the wicketkeeper and Rohit Sharma has surfaced on social media.
The exchange between the two cricketers has been shared by Karthik on an Instagram post, while commenting during India’s tour of England.
Karthik captioned the photo: “I’m just me” with a ‘blessed’ emoticon, and the India opener left a comment: “You still have some cricket left. FYI!”
In response to Rohit’s comment, Karthik then wrote, “Never doubt that sham” with a wink emoticon.
Karthik was brought in by RCB for 5.5 crore at the IPL mega auction held earlier this year. The 37-year-old played for the Bengaluru outfit, racking up 330 runs from 16 encounters with a strike rate of 183.33.
“For about three years I have been looking from the outside. I have looked at how special it is to be part of this team. I enjoy and am very grateful for every second that I am here. The urge, the fire in the stomach in terms of wanting to come back here, wear the national colors and represent the Indian team is something I dream about every day, and that’s what has kept me going for the past ten years,” Karthik said in a video uploaded by BCCI on Twitter.
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