India wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik has said that 2022 has been a very ordinary year for Team India, saying that some teams are surpassing India with a new brand of cricket, especially in the T20s. While speaking with Cricbuzz, Karthik said that India has had a very ordinary year and has not done well in Test cricket.
“I think it’s been a very ordinary year for Indian cricket. When it comes to Test matches, we had an opportunity against South Africa, which we let go, being 1-0 up. We blew our chances in Australia, I think that was not a good effort by India, considering how well they played the first Test match,” said Karthik. “And again against Bangladesh, we had a good first Test match but had to huff and puff our way in the second one. We lost the one-off Test match against England, So Test cricket has been ordinary at best. There’s a lot that needs to be looked at.”
While talking about T20 cricket, Dinesh Karthik said that India were good in bilateral series but failed at multi-nation tournaments. He also shared that some teams are doing well than India as well.
“Let’s talk about T20s, I think bilaterally India has had a very good year in T20 cricket. We’ve won many bilateral tournaments but in multi-nation tournaments, be it the Asia Cup or the World Cup, India was found abegging. That is a template that needs to change right from the top and the way we play our T20 cricket. There are teams which are zooming past us and playing a different brand of cricket. Whereas, we are in many ways, stuck in a vortex with the old-school way rather than accepting the new way of playing T20 cricket,” Dinesh Karthik concluded.