AB de Villiers will be very proud watching Dinesh Karthik finishing games for RCB: Virat Kohli

Karthik made a mockery of Delhi Capitals and smashed an unbeaten 66 off just 34 deliveries on Saturday.

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This is the best I have seen Dinesh Karthik bat since IPL 2013: Virat Kohli (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

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Dinesh Karthik has been at his best in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 as several prominent bowling line-ups have been victims of his carnage. On Saturday (April 16), the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper-batter made a mockery of Delhi Capitals bowlers and smashed an unbeaten 66 off just 34 deliveries. As RCB clinched the contest by 16 runs, the 36-year-old was adjudged the Player of the Match.

Following the conclusion of the game, Karthik was interviewed by none other than Virat Kohli. The former RCB skipper lavished massive praises on the veteran wicketkeeper-batter, calling him the ‘Man of the IPL’ for RCB. Kohli even said AB de Villiers would be proud seeing Karthik’s blitzes.

This is the best I have seen Dinesh Karthik bat since IPL 2013: Virat Kohli

“It’s been wonderful. I won’t even say ‘long may it continue’ because it will and you’re in that of space and I can see that. It was an honour to watch you bat again. Thanks for getting us across the line,” said Kohli. “AB will be very proud watching from Pretoria, sitting at home and watching you finish games for us and take the team across the line,” he added.

The 33-year-old further said that this is the best he has seen Karthik bat since IPL 2013. Meanwhile, the former KKR captain stated that his long-term vision is to make a comeback in the national team and play the T20 World Cup 2022.

“The bigger vision is that I want to play for the country. I know there is a World Cup around the corner. I want to be part of that World Cup desperately and help India cross that line. It’s been a long time since India won a multi-nation tournament. I want to be that person who is helping India do that,” said the 36-year-old. Impressed by the wicketkeeper’s clarity of thoughts, Kohli said Karthik has certainly presented a strong case for himself.

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