‘You still have some cricket left, FYI’

Karthik scored a 27-ball 55 to take India’s scoreboard to the next level in India’s 4th T20I against SA.

Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik
Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik. (Photo source: Getty Images)

Dinesh Karthik has made a dream comeback in the international arena after a long hiatus of almost three years. The now 37-year-old last played an international match during the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand, which India eventually lost. Since then, Karthik was out of the international picture.

But the wicketkeeper batter worked hard on himself, improving his game and putting in a remarkable performance at the 2022 IPL after being picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore on the mega sale. His consistent performances with RCB this year earned him a place in India’s T20I squad against South Africa in the home series.

Following his exploits from the recently concluded game, his conversation with Rohit Sharma, from last year, has resurfaced on social media. Dinesh Karthik had posted a picture of himself, captioned “I’m just me” with the ‘blessed’ emoticon. To which Rohit Sharma had replied, ‘You have some cricket left. FYI!” Karthik responded to Sharma’s message, saying “Never doubt that sham” with the wink emoticon.

Rohit Sharma Responds To Dinesh Karthik's Insta Post
Rohit Sharma’s commentary on Dinesh Karthik’s insta post (Photo Source: Instagram/Dinesh Karthik)

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Karthik played a stellar knockout in the fourth T20I against the Proteas, which ended on Friday, June 17, when the Men in Blue bounced back to level the series 2-2. Karthik’s 27-ball 55 towards the end of the first innings proved why he was known as one of the best finishers and still has the fire today. His knock, which included nine fours and two sixs, helped India set up a defensible 170-run goal.

The conversation between the duo took place almost 48 weeks ago when Karthik shared his photo from England at one of the stadiums. The veteran was on hand as a commentator for Sky Sports for The Hundred – the unique franchise-based tournament that kicked off last year. Karthik’s stint as a commentator started during the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand when he took his place behind the microphone.

He is currently with the Indian squad for the ongoing Proteas series and will fly to Ireland with the team for the next two T20Is, scheduled for June 26 and 28 in Dublin.

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