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Faf du Plessis Applauds Dinesh Karthik As He Is Called Up In Team India
By CricShots - May 23, 2022 1:26 pm
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicket-keeper batter, Dinesh Karthik has been recalled back to the Indian team for the home T20I series against South Africa on Sunday (May 22). After the announcement, the wicketkeeper and batter posted an update on his social media accounts, saying that belief is the key to success. Even RCB skipper, Faf du Plessis applauded Karthik for his comeback to the Indian team.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Kartik

Sharing a picture from the Nidahas trophy 2018 final, Dinesh Karthik tweeted, “If you believe yourself, everything will fall into place! Thank you for all the support and belief…the hard work continues….” As per the quotes in Zee News, after his selection, Karthik said, “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.”

From Indian greats like Sunil Gavaskar to his RCB skipper, Faf du Plessis, everyone was backing the Indian batter to make a comeback. BCCI selectors could not turn their heads away despite Karthik’s age. Karthik is 36 and on June 1 will turn 37. But he remains as fit as ever.

Here is the story posted by Faf after Karthik’s selection:

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis posted a story

There is no denying the fact that Dinesh Karthik didn’t do much wrong when he last played for India. He last featured for India in ODI vs New Zealand, the semi-final that India lost at the ICC ODI World Cup 2019.

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The last T20 Dinesh Karthik played was in February of 2019 against 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.

In a video shared by RCB, talking about his selection, Dinesh Karthik said, “Very happy, very, very satisfying must say that this has been probably my most special comeback because a lot of people had given up on me. For me to come back and do what I did, practise the way I did with my coach (Abhishek) Nayar, things that have happened in the lead-up to the auction, and how I practiced post that a lot of credit also to (RCB head coach) Sanjay Bangar and (RCB director of cricket operations) Mike Hesson.”

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He further added, “I think the clarity that they gave me to execute the role that I wanted to do, in many ways (I’m) indebted to RCB for picking me and giving me that role, believing in me and then me coming out here and trying to do my best for this team RCB. All in all, a very happy feeling I am very excited overall.”