‘You’re comparing Dinesh Karthik with MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh’ | Cricket

Rohit Sharma chose to always keep the cards close to help his chest throughout the pre-match press conference when requested to choose between Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant as India’s keeper intended for the particular T20 World Cup semi-final against England at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday nonetheless deep down although surely have made up his / her mind. To be genuine, his words also possessed an indication. It is usually likely to be Dinesh Karthik, purely because of the particular role that is readily available from the batting unit. Yes, Karthik hasn’t been ready to make any significant contributions in the World Cup yet but how a lot of clear-cut opportunities has they reached make an impression apart from the fit against South Africa? When he just started to locate his groove against Sri Lanka, he was be used up.

At the No.7 location, Karthik still is the bet than Pant, who may be a top-five batter. Sharing his thoughts on the particular same, former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh declared that it is usually unfair to expect MS Dhoni or Yuvraj Singh-like finishes via Karthik, who has performed an admirable job so far.

“I think I have no choice. I would go with Rahul Dravid because he likes Rishabh Pant but I would like Dinesh Karthik who was playing earlier. Yes, it’s so tough to bat at that number, not many could do what Dhoni and Yuvraj did and you’re comparing DK with those players, who have been champions of the game. And yes, DK is a great, great player who has done well to get to this level. I think he should be given a go. But yes they also want to have another left-hander in the team,” he said on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Live.’

The veteran cricketer also spoke about Rohit Sharma’s form adding that the India captain can put the disappointments of the Super 12 stage behind and provide the goods like Pakistan star openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam did in the semi-final against New Zealand.

“I think this will create an opportunity for him to show his mettle. What we saw today with what Babar and Rizwan did, big players in big games, they go on to perform and Rohit is a big, big player and we all want him to score runs. When he scores runs, it feels like he’s batting on a different surface, no matter how difficult that surface is. We all want him to come into form and he’s been practising and trying. Things didn’t work so far, but it doesn’t mean it won’t work tomorrow. Tomorrow might be his day and when his day comes, India are going to win,” he added.


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