Dinesh Karthik, the Indian cricketer who is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 is in a great form and many former cricketers feel that if there is any batsman who has played the role of finisher to the perfection till now in the tournament, it is certainly DK.
Dinesh Karthik has played 13 matches for his franchise till now and has scored 285 runs including a fifty (66 not out) and has remained not out 8 times. In an interview earlier, he revealed that after he was selected in the team, he got a call from RCB and he was told that he is one of those 2-3 players who have been chosen to fill the gap which has been created after the retirement of AB de Villiers.
Recently while chatting with the former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull, DK showed his funny side when he gave a hilarious reply to a question asked by the former Kiwi player. Dinesh Karthik is one of those few cricketers who have started doing commentary before taking retirement and when Simon Doull asked him whether he has been practicing in a different manner as his strike rate has been unbelievable in the IPL 2022 and how he is preparing himself for the role which he plays towards the end of the innings, DK replied by saying that all this was taught to him by Simon Doull in the commentary box when they both were doing commentary last year.
Simon Doull asked him the question again regarding his practice and DK said that before the start of the season, he and his coach thought of doing something different because they were becoming easy to predict. He further says that he plays shot both pre-meditated and reactive, based on the situation. He adds that it is very important for a player to keep contributing towards the team in whatever manner possible for him.
DK is hoping to make a comeback in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup which is going to take place in Australia later in the year. He says that he certainly has a vision in his mind and he will do his best to achieve it and ensure that he keeps performing well in the process too.
However, the 36 years old wicketkeeper-batsman was not able to take his team home as the winner in the last match which RCB played against Punjab Kings. Mayank Agarwal-led side batted first as RCB chose to bowl after winning the toss and the PBKS batters batted beautifully as they put up a total of 209/9 on the score board in their 20 overs. Jonny Bairstow (66 runs, 29 balls, 4 fours & 7 sixes) and Liam Livingstone (70 runs, 42 balls, 5 fours & 4 sixes) played brilliant knocks but the PBKS bowlers were also bang on target as they made the RCB batters’ lives difficult and the Bangalore team managed only 155/9 in 20 overs.
Dinesh Karthik scored only 11 runs in the match which RCB lost by 54 runs but still the Tamil Nadu cricketer has been superb in this IPL. Moreover, don’t you think that he appears to have pretty strong chances of making a comeback in the Indian team as well?