'Dreams Do Come True'- Dinesh Karthik shares treasured moments of T20 World Cup in a touching video

Dinesh Karthik couldn't live up to the expectations but his India comeback in itself was a story.

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Veteran India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has posted an emotional video after India’s exit from the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. The Men in Blue finished as the table-toppers in Super 12, but a humiliating 10-wicket defeat against England in the semis halted their progress.

Karthik was included in India’s playing XI for most of the matches. However, he was benched during the last Super 12 fixture against Zimbabwe and the semifinal against the eventual champions England where Rishabh Pant was preferred ahead of him.

Worked hard towards the goal of playing the T20 World Cup for India : Dinesh Karthik

In a touching video posted by Dinesh Karthik on his official Instagram account, he shared the treasured moments spent with his family and teammates down under during the marquee tournament.

The video was captioned as:

"Worked hard towards the goal of playing the T20 World Cup for India and it was such a proud feeling to do so... we did fall short of the ultimate motive, but it did fill my life with many memories to cherish. Thank you to all my fellow players, coaches, friends and most importantly the fans for the undying support. ♥️ #DreamsDoComeTrue #T20WorldCup"

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Dinesh Karthik was not in the national selectors’ scheme of things post the 2019 World Cup, but his excellent middle-order performances for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL  2022 forced the selectors to reconsider him for the shortest format.

Over the last few months leading up to the T20 World Cup, Karthik did establish himself as a proven finisher with his incredible batting skills in the death overs.

Unfortunately for the Tamil Nadu cricketer, he ran out of steam during the showpiece tournament. He was dismissed for just one run in the key clash against arch-rivals Pakistan and scored a painstaking six runs off 15 deliveries against South Africa.

The 37-year-old was not included in the Indian T20I squad for the New Zealand series as Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson were the first-choice stumpers.