Dinesh Karthik credits VVS Laxman for his comeback

The 32-year old has made his comeback into the grand scheme of things.

Dinesh Karthik with Sunil Shetty
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Dinesh Karthik has been going through a dream run of late. He was appointed the skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Thereafter, he played a stupendous cameo against Bangladesh in the recently concluded triangular series and guided India past the finishing line from a state of hopelessness. Recently, he credited Mumbai cricketer Abhishek Nayar for his comeback into the Indian team.

Nayar was his roommate who helped Karthik out a mental slump during the time he wasn’t in contention for a berth in the Indian team. Karthik later played the T20I series against Sri Lanka, South Africa and then the tri-nation Nidahas series. Apart from Nayar, the Indian wicket-keeper batsman has also credited VVS Laxman’s priceless comments as a reason for his success.

“I am indebted to him”- Karthik

“He said at this stage of my career the most important thing is not those good looking 30s, 40s or a brilliant hundred. What is important is to be able to win matches. That kind of stuck with me. I tried to follow it and those are valuable words said to me” he said. The Tamil Nadu cricketer also expressed his gratefulness towards the former Indian batsman for helping him out with some invaluable suggestions

“I am indebted to him for bringing those valuable words to my mind. He showed me the light at the end of the tunnel. It is just the start of good things. “It is hard to produce last-ball sixes, but definitely, I want to keep producing match-winning innings when the situation demands.” he added. After a successful international campaign, Karthik’s next assignment will be the IPL where he will captain the KKR team. Meanwhile, he will replace Gautam Gambhir as their skipper and will be required to fill in his shoes.

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