The Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik has scripted one of the most inspirational stories of comeback as he has returned to team India after 3 long years despite the fact that the age is not his side. What makes his fans happier is the fact that he has justified his selection by playing a superb knock of 27-ball 55 runs in the Rajkot T20I against South Africa and played an important role in his team’s victory. Few former cricketers are of the opinion that he has already confirmed his place in the Indian squad which is going to play in the T20 World Cup.
Dinesh Karthik featured in the 2019 World Cup semi-final which India lost to New Zealand and after that he was out of the team but because of his superb performances for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022, he forced the selectors to choose him for the recently concluded 5-match T20I series against South Africa.
The Tamil Nadu cricketer has left the Indian cricket fans awestruck and they have started calling him Dinesh Karthik 2.0 because nobody could ever have imagined that this 37 years old cricketer will again wear the blue jersey. Amidst all this, an old chat of Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma which took place in July 2021 when Dinesh Karthik was doing commentary is going viral.
DK is one of the very few cricketers who have done commentary even before taking retirement from the game and it was in the finals of the World Test Championship 2019-21 that he worked as a commentator. After that, he also did commentary in the The Hundred, a franchise based tournament which took place in England and during that time, he posted some photos of himself from a stadium in England with the caption, “Just me being me”.
The post caught attention of the Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma who reminded DK that he has some cricket still left in him.
To this, DK responded by saying, “@rohitsharma45 don’t ever doubt that sham”.
Rohit Sharma was absolutely correct at that time as DK is once again in the Indian team and he is the best example of the statement, “age is just a number”.
What do you think of DK’s comeback?