Report Wire - Saw how hungry Dinesh Karthik was to make India comeback, he ought to play the T20 World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar

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Saw how hungry Dinesh Karthik was to make India comeback, he ought to play the T20 World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar

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Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar mentioned he was capable of see from shut quarters how decided Dinesh Karthik was to make a comeback to the Indian squad and contribute to the group. Gavaskar mentioned the time he spent with Karthik throughout their commentary stint within the UK final 12 months confirmed him Karthik’s starvation to don the India blue as soon as once more.

Dinesh Karthik final performed for India on the 2019 World Cup. The 36-year-old has definitely given the Indian selectors a wholesome headache within the lead as much as the T20 World Cup along with his performances for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Striking at 200 on the demise overs, Karthik has been ending video games for RCB with very good consistency in IPL 2022. The Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batter had a few atypical seasons with Kolkata Knight Riders and was not capable of break into the Indian aspect. He had managed simply 169 runs and 223 runs in 14 and 17 matches, respectively for KKR in 2020 and 2021.

However, at RCB, Karthik has scored 274 runs at a median of 68 and a staggering strike fee of 200, the very best for any batter in IPL 2022.

Speaking to Sports Today, Gavaskar mentioned Karthik was eager on making it to the Indian squad finally 12 months’s T20 World Cup however that issues didn’t go his method within the second half of IPL 2021 within the UAE. Notably, Karthik and Gavaskar had been a part of the published group throughout India’s tour of England final 12 months following which the previous stayed again to name home T20 competitions as properly.

“I spent a lot of time with him last year. We spent about 10-12 days in quarantine in Belgrade, Serbia where we practically sort of spending 12 to 14 hours a day, eating lunch, dinner, and breakfast.

“Spending time with him, I obtained to see how eager he was to come back again to the Indian group. He was eager to come back again to the group that performed within the UAE final 12 months. That didn’t fairly occur. It was maybe a bit of too shut. The IPL that 12 months didn’t go all that properly for him.

“But the way the IPL is going for him at the moment, I do believe he should be very much in the running for the India spot in the October tournament, maybe even earlier for South Africa, for England, I do believe he should be earlier in the team,” Gavaskar mentioned.


Karthik has made his intentions clear by stressing repeatedly that he needs to play the T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November and assist Indie finish their elusive watch for the T20 World Cup. With Hardik Pandya showcasing his class in IPL 2022, the selectors do have an issue of loads to decide on the World Cup squad from.

However, Gavaskar believes Karthik can play as a pure batter within the Indian aspect, serving to them end the sport like he’s doing for RCB.

“I would definitely look at him as a batter who can come in at No. 6 or No. 7 like he is doing for RCB and take the game away from the opposition,” Gavaskar added.