Dinesh Karthik was picked in India squad for South Africa T20s
“If you believe yourself, everything will fall into place! Thank you for all the support and belief…the hard work continues…”, said Karthik . After the announcement, the wicketkeeper and batter posted an update on his social media accounts, saying that belief is the key to success.
From Indian greats like Sunil Gavaskar to his RCB captain Faf du Plessis, everyone was backing the Indian batter to make a comeback.
”I must admit that I have a bigger goal. I have been working really hard. My aim is to do something special for the country. This is part of my journey. I have been trying everything to be a part of the Indian team,” Karthik had said.
He had a horrific time as KKR leader, went under depression, quit captaincy but made a strong comeback as a commentator when India toured England in 2021. He became a fan favourite for his insights and dressing sense, never forget the lovel shirts he wore in commentary box and panel discussions. But one thing never change for him, he always wanted to play for India again.
He last featured for India in ODI vs New Zealand, the semi-final that India lost at the ICC ODI World Cup 2019. The last T20 he played was in February of 2019 vs Australia in Bengaluru where he went unbeaten on 8 off 4 balls, including 2 fours. Then suddenly, Karthik was not in India’s scheme of things as he did not find his name in the Indian playing XIs and squads.
Dinesh will be hoping to perform in India colours and cement his place in the side, especially with T20 World Cup expected to be played later this year in Australia.