India tied the series with South Africa after the game was abandoned due to bad weather and heavy rain. South Africa keeps their records of remaining unbeaten in the T20 series in India.
Dinesh Karthik was one of the names from team India who played some magical knocks and the dominance of middle-order team India was witnessed only because of Dinesh Karthik’s fierce finish.
The downfall from being removed as the KKR captain, followed by not being retained by the same franchise to the rise in RCB as a great finisher and getting a comeback call to team India.
Having debuted in 2004, Dinesh Karthik played some memorable knocks with the current Indian coach Rahul Dravid which makes his journey even more bizarre.
Coach of Team India now and a teammate then, Rahul Dravid has something to say about Dinesh Karthik.
Rahul Dravid stated that Dinesh’s role as a finisher was proudly done by the 37-year-old batsman and he has indicated his arrival in the T20 World Cup if he continues to play like this.
“He was picked for a very specific skill,” Dravid said on Sunday. “He was picked for what he was doing exceptionally well over the last two three years and it’s nice when that’s kind of vindicated in the sense that it almost came together brilliantly for us in that game in Rajkot where we needed that big performance in the last five overs to be able to make a par score,” says Rahul Dravid (via cricbuzz).
“I was telling the guys, you have to start banging the door down, it’s not about knocking on the door. An innings like that certainly means he’s knocking very hard,” said Dravid