‘I feel old’
It is true that when all the senior players of India are included in the team, then it seems difficult for Karthik to make a place in the playing XI but it will not be right for India to field the team on the basis of name only because the real work is what is done in IPL 2022. From the season of till now Dinesh Karthik is doing it.
Karthik is even older than Dhoni. After the latest match, veteran Indian batsman Dinesh Karthik said that he “feels old”.
This senior batsman of India proved to be a ‘villain’ for me in the Sydney Test, Pant revealed
the only member of that team
He told that the team which played its first T20I against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg in 2006, is the only member left in that team. In this way they feel old.
On the back of Karthik’s innings, India posted a mammoth score of 169/6, opting to bat first. Having played for the Men in Blue in T20s for 16 years, Karthik seemed quite satisfied.
MS Dhoni’s record broken
In the innings break, Karthik recalled the journey from 2006 till now, he is the only active cricketer in that team. To this he laughs and says, “I feel old, I played with different generations. I know 22, 21 have retired so it’s good to continue now.”
Karthik also became the oldest Indian to score a T20I fifty at the age of 37 years and 16 days. He broke the record of MS Dhoni, who scored a fifty against South Africa in 2018 at the age of 36 years and 229 days.
Hardik Pandya said take your time
Due to some impressive innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL), Karthik was called up to play for India in the series against Temba Bavuma & Co.
Karthik said after the match that he is now more capable of handling difficult situations and getting rid of them due to practice. It was a difficult pitch where Hardik Pandya told him to take his time. It was a wicket where the frozen batsmen needed to last till the end.
Credit to Coach Rahul Dravid
Karthik also described Bengaluru as his home ground, as well as appreciated the atmosphere that coach Rahul Dravid has given in the dressing room. Due to this calm atmosphere, Kartik now feels safe.
Karthik said, “Now this series is on the line which is very good. Rahul Dravid has focused on what the batsmen and bowlers should do and not focused on the result, the atmosphere in the dressing room is calm. Looks like that’s good. That clarity and atmosphere has helped.”