'Hard work continues' - Dinesh Karthik's motivational message after Team India recall

Dinesh Karthik has played some-match innings down the order for RCB in IPL 2022.

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Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik, who has been in superlative form in the IPL 2022 season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, has made it to the Indian squad for the T20I series against South Africa at home. The 36-year-old last played for India in the 2019 World Cup semi-final and his finishing abilities this season have impressed one and all. The right-hander has accumulated 287 runs with an average of 57.40 and played some match-winning innings.

Since making his international debut in 2004, Karthik has been in and out of the Indian team and has played in the shadows of legendary MS Dhoni. From being a top-order batter, Karthik has been adapting to different roles for the side and he was picked up specifically for the finisher’s role in the IPL 2022 mega auction by the RCB franchise. He managed to do justice with the decision and showed his class the side in pressure situations.

Meanwhile, Karthik mentioned about the importance of self-belief to accomplish any feat and showed gratitude towards his supporters. He added that he will continue his hard work in the years to come. Karthik has been picked up as one and the three wicketkeeping options in the squad alongside Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan. He is definitely on the radar to make it to the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. “If you believe yourself, everything will fall into place!  Thank you for all the support and belief…the hard work continues…,” Karthik tweeted.

Here’s the tweet from Dinesh Karthik

India’s squad for SA series: KL Rahul (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

Meanwhile, the five match T20I series between India and South Africa will get underway on the 9th of June and will go until the 19th of June. KL Rahul has been named the skipper of India in absence of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah who are all rested for the series.

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