Dinesh Karthik stated that Rahul Dravid brings up a sense of calmness in the dressing room which comforts the players to play on their own.
Player of the 4th T20I, Dinesh Karthik’s fireworks in the last overs of the first innings have benefited team India to bowl with a decent total to defend.
India were failing in the middle order and with 4 quick wickets gone, India was in a match trouble when Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik decided to gear up.
Dinesh Karthik during the match conference stated “Just feels good. I am feeling very secure in this setup. In the last game things didn’t go according to plan, but I went and expressed myself today. I think DK is thinking a little better. He is able to assess situations better and that comes with practice. Credit to my coach. They bowled brilliantly upfront and made it tough for us. It was a tough pitch to bat on. It was hard to hit boundaries. Our openers have usually been kind enough to get us off to good starts. When I went in Hardik told me to take my time. It was important that players who have been around for long need to stand up on such pitches. Bangalore is a home ground for me. I haven’t played with RCB, but have played a lot over there. It is good to see a bilateral series going down to the final match. To see the pressure being absorbed in the third and fourth games was something we would relish. Credit to Rahul Dravid; there is a certain sense of calmness. The dressing room is a calm place right now. It is important to learn to embrace pressure. It feels secure and fuzzy. That clarity and the environment helped.”