Twitterati praises BCCI for including Dinesh Karthik in Indian limited overs team
Dinesh Karthik is having an exceptional IPL season.
Updated - May 9, 2018 11:34 am
Ever since the final of Nidahas Trophy which took place earlier this year, Dinesh Karthik is the name circulating on everyone’s lips. A match-winning knock from a practically improbably situation, captaincy of one of the most consistent sides of the Indian Premier League and now a call-up to the national limited overs team, Karthik is going through the purplest of purple patches, and Twitterati rejoiced BCCI‘s decision of rewarding him for his spectacular performances.
Karthik has been in the scheme of things for a very long time, and while his contemporary Mahendra Singh Dhoni broke records after records, he faded into oblivion. But the Tamil Nadu lad is back and is now ready to make every opportunity count. In 10 IPL matches he has played for Kolkata Knight Riders this year, the 32-year-old has scored 316 runs at a staggering average of over 50.
He knocked quite hard on the national selectors’ door and they have opened it wide for Karthik. India is expected to play T20Is against Ireland, after which they will visit the neighbouring country to play three ODIs and as many T20Is against England before finally moving on to a long and strenuous five-match Test series. Karthik will don the national colours in the limited overs format and Twitterati cannot explain their joy.
Here is the Twitter banter
— shrey naik (@TsreyN) May 8, 2018
@DineshKarthik congratulations for your selection in upcoming tournaments✌?
— Aakash Gautam (@AakashAkugautam) May 8, 2018
Dinesh Karthik is an amazing wicketkeeper, an amazing batsman, and an amazing team player. Sadly, he has to compete with Dhoni for position in the Indian team. Life is unfair.
— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) May 3, 2018
Quote & answer. The Indian ODI squad looks a healthy one but the million-dollar question still remains.
Who bats at four?
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) May 9, 2018
— Rohan Roy (@rohanroyhcs) May 9, 2018
— kuldeep kabra (@kuldeepkabra) May 9, 2018
— PIYUSH KUMAR SINGH (@impiyushksingh) May 8, 2018
After today's announcement of Indian team for the upcoming England series, it's clearly visible that Dinesh Karthik will be a substitute player for MSD in future… @BCCI
— Karthick Idiot (@KarthickIdiot) May 8, 2018
India squad for 2 match T20I series against Ireland and 3 match T20I series against England:
Virat Kohli (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav
India squad for 3 match ODI series against England:
Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.