IPL 2022
Sunil Gavaskar Feels Dinesh Karthik Should Make It To The T20 WC Squad
By CricShots - Apr 19, 2022 6:44 pm
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Impressed with the batting form of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicket-keeper batter, Dinesh Karthik in this year’s IPL, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar reckons that the veteran keeper-batter can play the role of a finisher for the Indian team in the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia. Karthik has been hitting the ball fluently for his new franchise this season.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik played a match-winning knock

The former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper has produced effective knocks of 32*, 14*, 44*, 7*, 34, and 66* with an astonishing strike rate of 209.57. By remaining unbeaten in five of the six innings, he has managed to maintain a healthy average of 197.00.

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Talking about Dinesh Karthik during a chat with Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar said, “He said he wants to be a part of the Indian Team for the T20 World Cup. So what I am saying is don’t look at his age, just look at what he’s producing.”

sunil gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar

Dinesh Karthik’s best knock this season came (66 not out from 34 balls) against Delhi Capitals in their last outing when he took on the experienced Mustafizur Rahman and Indian left-arm fast bowler, Khaleel Ahmed with his fantastic stroke play to power them to a match-winning 189/5. RCB won the match by 16 runs and Karthik was adjudged Player-of-the-match.

Talking about the same, Sunil Gavaskar said, “He’s just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He’s doing it for his team. He’s doing the job that you can expect him to do at number 6 or 7 at the (T20) World Cup (in October-November).”

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A veteran of 26 Tests, 94 ODIs, and 32 T20Is, Dinesh Karthik last played for India in the heartbreaking semifinal loss to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup in 2019.