Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has applauded Dinesh Karthik for proving everyone wrong and making a successful comeback to the Indian T20I side. Karthik was recalled to the side after his stunning show in the IPL 2022 where he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. And, now he is also a part of the 15-member Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2022 to be played in the UAE from August 27 as well.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “He is finished, he will not come now to play, how will he get a place now, this is a game of youngsters, a lot of people asked him to go home, that it’s over. In fact, I also felt what he is doing is not going to be possible. But as they say, one who dares never loses. One who doesn’t accept defeat, that player definitely wins. Dinesh Karthik the finisher, he has reinvented the wheel. The fire is burning, don’t let that fire extinguish. This story is not over yet.”
However, Dinesh Karthik has repeatedly mentioned that his main aim was to return to the Indian T20I side. He also wants to help the team win their first T20 World Cup. Aakash Chopra also shared that Dinesh Karthik did not take the easy route to come back to the Indian side as well.
“He batted at different numbers but suddenly he realized that he doesn’t want to be in the top three to five batters although if you want to play for India the fastest route is that you get the Orange Cap, score a lot of runs in the IPL. The history of the Orange Cap shows that you will have to bat in the top three else you won’t get it. But he said no problem, he will chart a different course. He started batting down the order. Finishing is the most difficult job. Found a new wind as a very difficult thing. He is making you bowl where he wants you to bowl,” Aakash Chopra concluded.