File pic of Sunil Gavaskar.© AFP
After‘s game-changing knock in opposition to South Africa within the 4th T20 Worldwide in Rajkot, legendary batter made a powerful assertion about his probabilities of enjoying within the T20 World Cup. Coming in to bat with the rating at 81/4 in 12.5 overs, Karthik blitzed 55 off 27 deliveries to assist India submit a complete of 169/6, which finally proved an excessive amount of for South Africa to chase, as they slumped to an 82-run defeat. It was Karthik’s maiden T20I half-century.
“So far as Dinesh Karthik is worried, he got here in at a time the bat needed to be thrown at each supply,” Gavaskar mentioned on the innings break on Star Sports activities whereas analysing India’s batting efficiency.
Karthik, 37, made a comeback to the Indian workforce after a stellar exhibiting within the just lately concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.
However Gavaskar brushed apart any considerations about his age and mentioned he ought to be within the squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup, which is ready to be held in Australia in October-November.
“Do not have a look at his age, have a look at what he is doing. If DK shouldn’t be on that flight to Melbourne, it’s going to be a giant shock,” Gavaskar mentioned.
Karthik hit 9 boundaries and two sixes in his knock, as India smashed 73 runs off the final 5 overs.additionally contributed properly, scoring 46 off 31 deliveries.
then starred with the ball as South Africa slumped to 87/9, with captain retiring damage.
With the collection stage at 2-2, the 2 groups will now face off within the decider in Bengaluru on Sunday.
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