Dinesh Karthik tags the current Indian team as one of the greatest ever
Karthik has been selected in the team for the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand.
Published - Oct 17, 2017 12:16 pm | Updated - Oct 17, 2017 12:16 pm
If given a chance to avoid playing against a team, any skipper of any given international cricket team would want to choose India. They can’t be blamed for their decision since Virat Kohli’s team’s current form is as hot as a recently molten iron. Hence, wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has rightfully come to the conclusion that the current bunch of players will leave a legacy as one of the greatest Indian teams.
After the Aussies, the men in blue will now look forward to giving a similar kind of treatment to their Trans-Tasman rivals, New Zealand. Kane Williamson’s side will 3 ODIs and 3T20Is against India, with the first ODI scheduled to go underway on the 22nd of October. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has selected the 32-year-old Karthik in the side despite having other young prospects like Rishabh Pant at their disposal, and the man from Tamil Nadu knows it well that it is high time to deliver.
“I am proud to be part of a team that is going to leave a legacy in the next few years as one of the greatest teams India has ever seen in terms of the players that have represented the country, which is led by a fantastic leader and has some seriously good senior players. The present team is very good. Bowlers (like Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar) are bowling fantastic,” commented Dinesh Karthik according to Deccan Chronicle.
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“I feel very positive to be back in the side. I feel very confident and will try to give my best. The team set-up is very vibrant and there are good vibes in the dressing room. If I get the chance I have to make the most of it. The great thing is that the bowlers are able to bat, which adds depth to the side. I am honoured and privileged just to be part of this team,” further added the Tamil Nadu batsman.
On being asked whether he’d prefer slotting in at the No, 4 position or not, the owner of 15 international half-centuries replied, “Obviously No 4 is a great best position for me to bat. I have been batting at No 4 for Tamil Nadu in white ball cricket. I am confident that I can do well. I am confident of fielding anywhere. It is part of my repertoire. Now that I am a back-up for MS Dhoni, it is important that I keep practising and whenever given the opportunity do the best I can.”
While many Indian supporters might raise a question or two regarding the selection of a 32-year-old despite having a young and talented prospect, Ravi Shastri knows his horses quite well, and he will use them for the right courses. When DK was asked about the Indian head coach, he said “He (Shastri) is fantastic. He had a chat with me and told me how he sees me in future. He told me what I must do. Sanjay Bangar, B Arun and R Sridhar make a formidable support staff along with Shastri.”