Tamil Nadu batsman Dinesh Karthik feels that he is privileged to get a chance to be a part of the current India team led by Virat Kohli, who are no less then invincibles across formats. e also feels that the team is set to leave a legacy in the next few years as one of the greatest (Indian teams) ever.
As quoted n PTI, during a recent interview, Karthik said, “The present team is very good. Bowlers (like Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar) are bowling fantasic. I am proud to be part of a team that is going to leave a legacy in the next few years as one of the greatest teams India has ever seen in terms of the players that have represented the country, which is led by a fantastic leader and has some seriously good senior players.”
He further added, “The great thing is that the bowlers are able to bat, which adds depth to the side. I am honored and privileged just to be part of this team.” He also went on to reveal that Virat is one of those captains who always look for a win.
Karthik has been included in India’s ODI squad against New Zealand after having last played in the series against West Indies in the Caribbean a few months ago. Talking about his comeback, he said, “I feel very positive to be back in the side. I feel very confident and will try to give my best. The team set-up is very vibrant and there are good vibes in the dressing room. If I get the chance I have to make the most of it.”
Speaking about his batting position, the right-hand batsman said, “Obviously No 4 is a great best position for me to bat. I have been batting at No 4 for Tamil Nadu in white ball cricket. I am confident that I can do well. I am confident of fielding anywhere. It is part of my repertoire. Now that I am the back-up for MS Dhoni, it is important that I keep practicing and whenever given the opportunity do the best I can.”
Karthik concluded by talking about is interaction with the team’s head coach Ravi Shastri, he said, “he (Shastri) is fantastic. He had a chat with me and told me how he sees me in future. He told me what I must do. Sanjay Bangar, B Arun and R Sridhar make a formidable support staff along with Shastri.”