While Dinesh Karthik was the toast of India's cricket-following public for his superlative showing that snatched the Nidahas Trophy 2018 from Bangladesh, the fact that he was not sent in to bat at usual position of No. 6 did not sit well with the wicketkeeper-batsman. Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma sent medium-pacer Vijay Shankar ahead of Karthik.
"Karthik is always ready to deliver whatever the situation may be and his experience and repertoire of strokes make him a suitable candidate to provide the final flourish for India at the death overs", Sharma said.
Karthik (29 of 8 balls) produced a last-ball six as India pulled off an incredible chase beating Bangladesh by four wickets.